Holding Dog Owners Responsible When Their Pets Attack
Michigan law is clear regarding the liability of dog owners when their animals cause any bodily harm or personal injury. In the case of a serious dog bite or animal attack, the owner of that animal is responsible for all associated damages, including medical expenses, lost wages and noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering.
The attorneys of Bredell & Bredell have a proven record of success in and out of the courtroom recovering substantial compensation for our clients. We are fierce advocates recognized by our peers and independent organizations for our services. When we take your dog bite case, we put decades of experience behind the single goal of recovering the money you need and holding the right people responsible.
We represent people in the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor area, and throughout Michigan, who have been injured by dogs. This includes delivery and utility workers injured on the job.
Strict Liability For Dog Owners: What This Means
Dog owners have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for people who encounter their animal. A large breed dog that is poorly trained or mistreated, or whose owners do not take the right steps to make sure others are safe, can be a serious and significant threat.
Our personal injury lawyers have worked with many dog bite injury cases, including those involving dangerous breeds such as pit bulls, Rottweilers, Dobermans, German shepherds and Great Danes.
Many times, the dog is an otherwise friendly creature that one day snaps at, chases or mauls a person. In fact, the most common scenario is a dog owned by a friend or family member; we have experience with this sensitive scenario.
Tragically, children are the most frequent victims of dog attacks. The injuries sustained can be serious and require reconstructive surgery or leave permanent scarring, disfigurement or disability, as well as emotional trauma. Providing proper care for a loved one who has suffered a dog bite injury can leave you unable to work for significant time and cause serious financial hardship.
Fighting For Your Family
When you contact our firm for your representation, you get the support of proven professionals focused on recovering your compensation. We provide personalized attention to help you get the resources and support you and your family need.
Schedule a free consultation at our firm in Jackson and Ypsilanti by calling 734-482-5000. You can also contact us online to set up an appointment or to request more information.