Dog attacks and dog bites have both instant and longer term consequences. Quite apart from the immediate pain of the physical bite itself, dog bites can become infected, and can cause serious and permanent scarring to the skin resulting in personal disfigurement. In addition, they can require costly and extensive medical treatment in order to repair nerve and muscle tissue damage – potentially even plastic surgery.

And these are just the physical effects. Beyond these, many dog attack and dog bite victims also suffer psychological trauma as a result of their scarring, or emotional trauma related to post-traumatic stress disorder in the form of nightmares, flashbacks, or a newly acquired fear of animals. Some people may even find it difficult to socialize with dog owners, or even be able to visit dog owners’ homes.

That is why, if you or a loved one has suffered injury as a result of a dog attack or dog bite, it is important that you contact an experienced and skilled attorney – an attorney who understands how to evaluate your case, consider the full scope of your injuries, and who will fight for your right to the proper compensation due to you.

Those are precisely the services that Tim Yousif and TJY Law provide.

At TJY Law, we are very familiar with the way that insurance companies consider and evaluate dog attack incidents. Whether through negotiation with the dog owner’s homeowner insurance company, or through litigation, TJY Law will fight for you to maximize your compensation.

At TJY Law, we understand the process. We know the system, and how to best present your case. We are dedicated to your success.

Contact TJY Law today at 844-773-7427.

Dog Bites Under Michigan Law

In the event of a dog bite, the liability of the owner is spelled out under Michigan law MCL 287.351:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Michigan also has certain common laws that additionally cover people who have been the victims of dog attacks and dog bites.

These include the fact that the dog owner is automatically liable if the dog was not on a leash, and the attack took place on public property such as a street or a park, or the attack occurred on a property that neighbored the dog owner’s.

Additionally, the dog owner is held liable if the attack victim can prove that the owner either knew, or should have known, that the dog was prone to attack.

You Only Pay If We Win

If you are injured and/or unable to work, of course finances are tight. That is why we offer free consultations, and why we do not charge any upfront fees.

At TJY Law, we understand the process. We know the system, and how best to present your case. We are dedicated to your success.

Contact TJY Law today at 844-773-7427.