How to Seek Compensation in Michigan for Your Dog Bite Injury?

Views:
 
Category: Others/ Misc
     
 

Presentation Description

Dog bite law is not something that most people have a great understanding of. So when you are bitten by a dog, you may be wondering how to seek compensation for the damages you have suffered. Booking a consultation with a dog bite lawyer is one of the best ways to ensure get the compensation you need and deserve.

Comments

Presentation Transcript

Slide1:

How to Seek Compensation in Michigan for Your Dog Bite Injury?

Slide2:

Dog bite law is not something that most people have a great understanding of. So when you are bitten by a dog, you may be wondering how to seek compensation for the damages you have suffered. Booking a consultation with a dog bite lawyer is one of the best ways to ensure get the compensation you need and deserve.  A dog bite lawyer will understand the state laws surrounding filing a claim for a dog bite and will be able to help guide you along the path of justice. Dog bite law in Michigan Some states have specific laws that mention dog bites, and Michigan happens to be one of them. Michigan’s dog bite statute states that to prove the owner of a biting dog liable under the law, the dog bite victim must demonstrate that their injury was caused by a bite, that they did not provoke the dog into biting them in any way, and that the victim was either in a public place or they were lawfully in a private place when the bite took place . Michigan dog bite law and strict liability

Slide3:

There are two different forms of regulations that dog bite legislation can usually take. Most states that have laws about dog bites will fall into either the category of being a negligence state or a strict liability state . Michigan is a strict liability state when it comes to dog bites. This term means that the person who owns the dog that bit you or your loved one (the defendant) cannot escape liability by claiming they did not have any knowledge that their dog was likely to bite someone .

Slide4:

In strict liability states, if a dog bites a person, then the owner is liable for the damages caused by the bite, even if the dog has never acted aggressively toward anyone or bitten anyone before. What to do if a dog bites you in Michigan

Slide5:

If a dog bites you in Michigan, the first thing you need to do is to gather as much information as possible about the dog, the dog’s owner, and the witnesses present when the bite occurred. Take notice of the dog’s breed, whether it has a collar or not, where it lives (or if it is a stray dog), and who owns the dog. If you can, do your best to take pictures of the dog, its owner, the location where the bite took place , and your injuries.  The next step is to report the dog bite to the police and animal control. You should not trust the owner to tell you whether the dog is up-to-date on all of its immunizations. The police and animal control can gather important information about the dog and the dog’s owner, including a prior history of attacks, which can be very helpful to you in a legal setting . If you receive a bite from any animal, see a doctor or seek other medical care. Some bites may seem minimal , but there is always the possibility of infection if a bite is not properly cared for. Infection can cause serious illness, scarring, and other side effects . If the bite is severe, call 911 or have someone you trust take you to an emergency room, a doctor’s office, or an urgent care center as soon as possible .

Slide6:

Organizing your medical records and receipts as a form of documentation of your injury is key when attempting to seek compensation for a dog bite in Michigan. Use your phone or a digital camera to photograph your injuries and ask any medical professional you meet with to photograph the injuries before they treated them.  Finally, seek the help of a skilled and experienced lawyer who has spent years fighting dog bite cases. A seasoned lawyer is essential to a smooth claims process .

Slide7:

Thank You Call : 866-868-3779 Website : cochranlaw.com OUR OFFICES Metro Detroit Office (Main ) 32398 Five Mile Road Livonia, MI 48154 Metro Flint Office 432 North Saginaw Street Suite 445 Flint, MI 48502

authorStream Live Help