Falling victim to a dog bite is a traumatic experience that can result in serious injuries. If you or someone you love has suffered a dog bite, you need a dog bite attorney in Michigan that understands the law and will ensure your rights are protected.

In Michigan, the owner of a dog is strictly liable for dog bites to a human being that were not provoked, provided that the incident happened on the dog owner's property and the victim was not a trespasser or there to commit a criminal act.

The Dog Bite Statute, MCL 287.351, states:

Sec. 1. (1) 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 shall 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.

(2) A person is lawfully on the private property of the owner of the dog within the meaning of this act if the person is on the owner's property in the performance of any duty imposed upon him or her by the laws of this state or by the laws or postal regulations of the United States, or if the person is on the owner's property as an invitee or licensee of the person lawfully in possession of the property unless said person has gained lawful entry upon the premises for the purpose of an unlawful or criminal act.

If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog, Contact The Cronin Law Firm today.