Can I sue a relative or friend if I am bite by their dog?

Yes, you can sue a relative or friend for a dog bite. Your can limit your request for damages to make sure that only the insurance company and not your relative or friend pay the claim.  Call Krupp Law for a free consultation.

Who is responsible if a dog bites a person?

Usually, dog owners are legally responsible for bites and other injuries caused by their animals. But someone else may also be liable (along with the owner) in certain situations, including when a person other than the owner had care or control over the dog, the dog’s owner is less than 18 years old, or the owner’s landlord knew the dog was dangerous but didn’t do anything about it.

How long after a dog bite can you report it?

You should call the police and report a dog bite immediately.  There is no time limit to report a dog bite, but there is a statute of limitations for filing a dog bite claim.

What is the statute of limitations on a dog bite?

All states have a law known as a “statute of limitations,” which sets a deadline for bringing a personal injury case to court (a dog bite case would be considered a personal injury lawsuit). In Michigan, you have three years from the date of the bite to file a lawsuit.  If you have been attacked or bitten by a dog, call Krupp Law Offices immediately for a free consultation.

How much can I sue for a dog bite?

The amount of compensation for a dog bite is based on the extent of damages.  The more serious the damages, the more compensation.  Damages include pain and suffering, medical bills, reconstructive surgery, and lost wages.

What breed of dog has killed the most humans?

The Pit Bull is responsible for the most fatal attacks in the U.S. by far, killing 284 people over that 13-year period – 66 percent of total fatalities. That’s despite the breed accounting for just 6.5% of the total U.S. dog population.

Is it dangerous if a dog bites?

Dog bites can introduce dangerous bacteria into the body. This can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to occur when left untreated. It’s very important to wash the wound as soon as you’re bitten and to use topical antibiotics, such as povidone iodine, in and around broken skin.

Can you get sick from a dog bite?

Yes.  Up to 18% of dog bites become infected with bacteria. Over 60 different kinds of bacteria have been found in dog mouths, but only a handful of these germs can make you sick. Dog bites can cause the following diseases: Rabies is one of the most serious diseases people can get from dog bites.

What bacteria is in dog bites?

The most common pathogens in dog bites are Pasteurella spp. (both Pasteurella multocida and Pasteurella canis), Staphylococcus and Streptococcus spp., and the fastidious Gram-negative rod Capnocytophaga canimorsus (previously known as the CDC and Prevention Group Dysgonic Fermenter-2).

How common are dog bites?

Dog bites are common in the United States. In the United States, approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Approximately twenty percent of dog bites become infected.