Injured After Dog Runs Through Fence and Attacks in Michigan

Our dog bite injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent victims attacked by a dog that ran through a fence in Michigan. Injuries resulting from these dog attacks can be quite serious, and often result in permanent and disfiguring scars. If a person is bitten on property or public street by a dog that ran through the fence, they do have legal rights to pursue a lawsuit against the dog owner under Michigan law.

The dog bite statute in Michigan, M Civ JI 80.01 states that “the owner of a dog that without provocation bites a person while that person is [on public property / lawfully on private property] is liable for any damages suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the previous viciousness of the dog or whether the owner knew of that viciousness.”

This means that the dog owner is liable if the injury occurred because the dog owner was unreasonably careless in controlling the dog. This can include not putting a leash on the dog, the lack of a proper sign in warning citizens of a vicious dog, and in this case not having proper precautions and not paying attention to the actions of the dog.

In addition to the Michigan dog bite liability law, a victim must be aware of the statute for filing a lawsuit in order to receive compensation for their injuries in the dog attack.  In Michigan, a person injured in a dog bite or attack must generally file a lawsuit within three years of the date of the accident. If you fail to meet that deadline, your case will be destroyed and you cannot sure for your injuries.

It is essential that you contact our experienced Michigan dog bite lawyers as soon as possible so that you do not lose your rights to a fair settlement.  Victims bitten by a dog that ran through the fence on property, another property, or in the street do have legal rights.  Call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. dog bite law firm now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case and learn what legal recourse is available to you.  Our Michigan dog bite attorneys have extensive knowledge of these dog bite laws and use them to win substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients.  If you or someone you know was injured when a dog ran through a fence and bit you or a child, call now. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case.

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