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Michigan dog bite law states that if a dog isn't provoked and bites an individual while on public property or lawfully on private property (this includes the property of the dog owner), then the dog owner can be held legally responsible for any damages suffered by the individual who is bitten. This remains true whether or not the dog has a history of aggression or whether or not the dog owner knew of such behavior.

While these points may seem simple enough, dog bite claims in Michigan can be quite complex. At Lipton Law, our dedicated personal injury attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience. We know how to untangle the complexities of a dog bite case, and we understand the value in providing each client the personal attention he or she deserves. Our attorneys work diligently and relentlessly to secure full and just compensation for individuals seriously injured in dog attacks.

Meeting The Burden Of Proof

Under Michigan law, a person who files a dog bite claim has the burden of proving the essential elements of a dog bite case. At Lipton Law, our lawyers, who have years of experience handling such cases, can help you prove that:

  • You were injured by or suffered damage from a dog bite.
  • You were on public property or lawfully on private property.
  • You were bitten without provocation.
  • The defendant was the owner of the dog.

Michigan dog bite claims are intricate in that "provocation" can be regarded as any action or activity, whether intentional or unintentional. These acts of provocation are also evaluated based on whether they would logically be anticipated to cause a dog in similar circumstances to react in a way similar to that displayed by the evidence in the case.

The Aftermath Of A Dog Attack

Dog attacks are traumatic not only for children, but for adults as well. Dog bite injuries can be extremely painful, causing deep wounds that may require multiple surgeries and lead to severe scarring or disfigurement. Dog bite injuries can also lead to serious infections. Recovering from a dog attack can take months, if not years, depending on the severity of the attack and whether more than one dog was involved. Dog bite victims often encounter several financial, physical and emotional challenges.

To ensure that you or a loved one receives compensation, contact Lipton Law today to speak with an attorney who can evaluate your situation with wisdom and sensitivity and help you determine the most effective course of action. Contact us online today or call our Southfield office at 248-557-1688 to find out more about how we can help protect your rights.