Landowners or occupiers of property may be held liable for injuries that take place on their property. This includes liability for injuries sustained as a result of dog bites. Most states, including Michigan, impose liability on a dog owner for all dog bites even if the dog previously was a "good dog" and the owner was in no way negligent or put on notice that the dog had dangerous tendencies or might attack. If the dog owner is held liable, the victim may receive compensation through the dog owner's homeowners or renters insurance for medical expenses, permanent disfigurement, and pain and suffering.
While a landowner must exercise care to protect people who are on his or her property, the level of care depends on each particular situation and there are other factors that courts take into consideration, including whether the victim was lawfully on the property and whether or not the dog was provoked. In dog bite cases, it is important to consult with an experienced trial attorney who is knowledge about the law as it pertains to dog bites and the implications involved.
If you have been attacked by a dog and are suffering personal injuries, contact Attorney Patrick L. Chatterton today to discuss what can be done to compensate you for your injuries. We offer a free consultation and no upfront costs. We only recover if you win. Attorney Chatterton has helped other injured victims successfully recover millions of dollars for their injuries.