Allegan Dog Bite Attorney
Have you or a loved one been bitten by a dog in Allegan MI?
Are you not sure what to do?
Our expert legal team can help.
Is the animal properly socialized, carefully supervised and safely confined? Hence the responsibility is with the owner of said dog. Dog owners have to take the steps necessary to stop their animals from causing harm. Remember, Michigan is a “strict liability” state. You only need to prove the dog bite you. It doesn’t matter where you are located. In most situations if a stray dog bites you, unless it escaped from a local shelter or veterinary hospital, you won’t have a claim. Goldman & Associates have an experienced Allegan dog bite lawyer that can help you.
Did you know …
Did you know that “broken skin” is not a requirement to be considered a dog bite? A person or object that is caught between the upper and lower jaws of a dog is considered a dog bite injury. The centers for disease control keeps tracks of dog bite injuries and the following is a list that they consider to be high risk: pit bulls, RottWailers, German Shepards, Alaskan Malamutes, Doberman Pinchers, chow chows and Great Danes. There are many factors that affect a dog’s behavior. You need experienced Allegan dog bite attorneys that can help you with this matter.
Dog Bite Claims
In 2011 Michigan ranked the sixth highest nationally for 181 dog bite claims. On the top of the list was California with 527 dog bites. According to State Farm in 2011 there were an estimated 20.3 million claims in California and 7.0million claims in Michigan. State Farm does not discriminate by breed; “there are good dogs and bad dogs within every breed, just as there can be responsible and irresponsible owners of each breed. State Farm does not refuse insurance based on the breed of dog a customer owns in any U.S. state.” For a free consultation call a dog bite lawyer in Allegan toll-free at (877) 737-8800.
Dog and animal attacks are unpredictable and can often result in major injuries and sometimes even death. Michigan is a strict liability state. This means that Michigan holds the owner of a dog strictly liable for dog bites that are not provoked. Provided that the incident happened on the dogs owners property; and the victim was not a trespasser or there to do something unlawful or criminal. Contact Goldman & Associates today toll free at (877)737-8800 for a free consultation today. We have one of the most experienced Allegan dog bite law firms in the area. Call us and get help today.