Michigan Dog Bite Statute MCL 287.351 – Grand Rapids Dog Bite Attorney
Michigan law provides for strict liability for dog bites. This means that the owner is absolutely liable for their dog’s behavior and attacks.
MCL 287.351 Person bitten by dog; liability of owner.
(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.
Dog Bite lawsuits are extremely complex and require the attention of a Grand Rapids dog bite attorney. If a loved one or friend is injured or died as a result of a dog bite or dog attack you should contact an attorney immediately to preserve and investigate the cause of action. We will provide a free consultation to evaluate the situation. If the case has merit, an attorney will typically accept the case on a one-third contingency basis.
When you need a Grand Rapids Dog Bite Attorney, remember to call Krupp Law Offices PC for fast honest advice about your dog bite claim and get honest advice about your options. Krupp Law Offices represents clients in cases throughout West Michigan, including the cities of Grand Rapids, Big Rapids, Ionia, Grand Haven, Stanton, Greenville, Wayland, Allegan, Holland, Newaygo, White Cloud, Fremont, Coopersville, Middleville, Wyoming, and Rockford, including Kent County, Ottawa County, Newaygo County, Ionia County, Mecosta County, Barry County, Montcalm County, and Allegan County, Michigan.
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KRUPP LAW OFFICES PC
Grand Rapids Dog Bite Attorneys
161 Ottawa NW Suite 404
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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