Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer
You Pay No Fees Until We Win Your Michigan Dog Bite Case!
Michigan dog bite lawyer Mike Morse is an expert in Michigan dog bite law. For over 20 years, our Michigan personal injury lawyers have helped people who have suffered Michigan dog bite injuries and we have successfully litigated cases for a total of 800 million dollars.
We won’t charge you a penny, until we settle your dog bite case. Your phone calls, consultation, and paperwork is prepared free of charge. Contact us today via e-mail or phone to get immediate assistance.
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We Get Results for our Clients
In 2018, we won over $160,000,000.00 in compensation for our clients. If you are looking to maximize the amount you recover, then our legal professionals are who you need working on your Michigan dog bite case. Click here to see just some of the settlements we have recovered for our clients.>
Michigan Dog Bite Attorneys Who Go The Distance
Hospital visits, help with your paperwork, and complete and honest answers to all of your questions are just a part of our great service. We understand that this can be a difficult and confusing process and we are here to help make a difficult situation better. Click here to e-mail us and set up your free consultation.
Our Michigan Dog Bite Lawyers Have Experience
Our attorneys possess the experience and the knowledge of Michigan dog bite law that you need fighting for you. We will make sure that all required evidence is gathered and other proper steps are taken to prepare a strong case.
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Dog Bite Questions
What is the Michigan Dog Bite Statute?
A law that makes Michigan dog owners responsible for any physical injury their dog causes to the Michigan dog bite victim. 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.
What are the most dangerous dogs?
There are many misconceptions about which dog breeds are the most dangerous. It’s important to keep mind that all dogs have the potential to bite. A dog’s breed is only one of many factors that affect temperament and behavior. The best dogs are those that receive proper socialization, humane training, exercise, and attention; that are given adequate food, water, shelter, and veterinary care; that are sterilized; and that are safely confined.
If you are considering adopting or purchasing a dog, consult an animal professional for help selecting a pet suitable for your situation. Then, make sure each family member “tests out” the pet in a safe environment to ensure your choice is a good one.
Why do dogs attack?
A dog will attack for any number of reasons. For instance, dogs generally prefer to be dominant and territorial. Any actions that may threaten the dog’s territory may cause the dog to attack. Another reason for an attack may be out of fear or self-defense. Many dogs (specifically the German Sheppard) are very protective of their owners and may misconstrue harmless human behavior as threatening to its owner. Finally, if a dog is sick or in pain, it’s likely to become very defensive and, in turn, aggressive.
What if I was on someone else’s property?
You have a case. Under the Michigan Dog Bite Statute, as long as you were there legally, the dog owner can still be held liable.
What if the dog has never attacked anyone?
It does not matter. As long as you were legally on the property and did not provoke the dog, you have a Michigan dog bite case.
What if I was playing with/touching the dog before it attacked me?
It depends. If you did not provoke the animal, it is possible that you have a dog bite case. Contact Mike Morse Law Firm to discuss the matter with one of our dog bite attorneys. Our specialists can better assess your situation.
Who should I report the attack to?
Your local police and animal control agency.
Should I take photographs?
Yes. Take photographs of the Michigan dog bite injuries and the scene of the incident if possible.
Who will pay for my Michigan dog bite or dog attack injuries?
If the owner has homeowners or renters insurance, the insurance company will likely be required to pay.
What is the time limit for bringing my Michigan dog bite claim?
Generally, you have three years from the day you were attacked.
Who should I talk to about my Michigan dog bite claim?
Contact Mike Morse Law Firm Our highly regarded Michigan dog bite attorneys will assist you with this decision and answer any Michigan dog bite questions you may have.
Our Michigan Dog Bite Clients Have Great Things To Say
We pride ourselves on the great number of people we have helped over the past 20 years and the kind things they have said about how we have helped them through this difficult time. Click here to read our clients’ own words.
Client Success stories
“This firm’s professionalism far exceeds the normal verbal and written communications expected from a law office. They could not have done a better job with the matters concerning my case and I would highly recommend them.”
– Melvin Johnson Highland Park, Michigan
Our clients Say it the best
“My husband and I were out riding our bikes when a loose dog ran up and bit my husband. Fortunately, the dog bite lawyers at the Mike Morse Law Firm were very helpful in taking care of the paperwork and getting us a settlement that covered all of our medical expenses and damages for pain and suffering.”
“I was attacked by a pit bull when I was out walking in my own neighborhood. My leg was badly injured and I needed stitches and still have a scar. Mike Morse and his team settled my case for $225,000.00. I’m so glad I called Mike!”
“My son was mowing a neighbor’s lawn, when a dog ran out of nowhere and bit him on the arm. He ended up with a large scar and several stitches. The lawyers and staff at the Mike Morse Law Firm were very helpful in helping us build a case and collect. They made the process easy and the whole family is grateful. Thank you again.”