Settlement For Northern Michigan Dog Bite Injury of UPS Driver

The dog attack attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently settled a lawsuit for a Northern Michigan dog bite injury of an UPS driver.  The attack took place in Interlochen, Michigan on public roadway.  Our client was bitten in the thigh, however permanent scarring did not result.

Michigan has enacted statutory strict liability under what is commonly referred to as the dog-bite statute. Under this law, if a dog bites a person, without provocation, while the person is on public property, or lawfully on private property, including the property of the owner of the dog, the owner of the dog is be liable for any damages suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness. This means that if someone is bitten while lawfully on public or private property, the owner of the dog is automatically liable for any injury or damage the dog causes as long as the dog was not provoked.  In addition, throughout the State o f Michigan there are ordinances in place that make it unlawful for any person to suffer or permit a vicious, fierce or dangerous dog to be unconfined and unrestrained on such person’s premises.

 The dog that attacked the UPS driver was a pit bull that was unleashed.  The neighbor who was watching the dog for the dog owner let the pit bull outside of the house without a leash, therefore he was not in accordance with the ordinance that vicious dogs should not be left unrestrained.


Our Michigan dog bite lawyers represent United Postal Service (UPS) drivers in dog bite injury and animal attack cases. It is not uncommon for an UPS driver to get attacked by a dog or other animal, such as a house cat or ferret, while delivering a package.  These attacks can result in serious injury or permanent scarring.  Call today at (800) 606-1717  if you or someone you know suffers from a dog bite injury in Northern Michigan.  Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. dog attack attorneys have significant experience in these types of cases and have a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for our dog bite injury victims.  We offer a free consultation and will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which is our guarantee that you will not pay any legal fees or costs until the case is settled or won.

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