Can I sue for a dog bite settlement in Michigan?

If you were the victim of a Michigan dog bite or attack, it is very likely that you can sue the dog owner or possessor to get a money settlement.  Under Michigan law, the dog owner is strictly liable to a person who is bitten by a dog on public property or lawfully on private property.  This includes a person in someone else’s house or on their property for social purposes and even family events.  A person on private property with permission of the owner, like a mail carrier, utility worker, baby sitter, or even pizza delivery man can also sue for a dog bite in Michigan.

When you call our law office, we will listen to your story and tell you whether you can sue for a dog bite settlement in Michigan.   The amount of a dog bite settlement in Michigan depends on a number of factors, including the:

  • Severity of the injury
  • The type of injury (scar, nerve damage, disfigurement)
  • Size and location of any scars, marks, or disfigurements
  • Medical treatment or plastic surgery needed
  • Need for future medical treatment or plastic surgery
  • Psychological and emotional damages caused by the dog attack
  • Permanency of any injuries from the dog bite attack
  • Amount of past medical bills and future medical bills
  • Amount of lost wages from time missed from work
  • Amount of the insurance policy limits for the dog owner
  • City or county where the incident occurred

To find out if you can sue for a Michigan dog bite settlement, call our award winning attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.  We will listen carefully to your story and then explain how we can help you get the maximum compensation.   We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case. Call now at (800) 606-1717 to start your claim.

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