Your child is playing outside. Suddenly, a dog attacks. Fear, panic, chaos ensues. Would you know what to do? It may sound far fetched, but dog attacks happen every single day. Each year, dogs bit more than 4.7 million Americans nationwide. One in five dog bites nationwide resulted in injuries requiring medical attention, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Just this month, a dog attacked a 6 year old Michigan girl, sending her to the hospital.
State laws vary concerning dog bites. In Michigan, a dog owner is responsible for any injuries sustained by someone attacked by their dog. It doesn’t matter if the dog was never vicious before. The dog owner is liable.
So who pays for injuries inflicted by a dog? Don’t worry about having to deal with your friends or neighbors or familiy members directly if you or a loved one is a victim of a dog attack. Insurance companies handle dog bites. That means you get the compensation you’re entitled to without having to make enemies with the owner of the dog.
There are also things you can do as a dog owner to reduce the likelihood of a dog attack. These include:
- Leave strange dogs alone
- Never pet a dog unless you have let it see you and smell you
- Never be aggressive with a dog
Dog bite cases are complicated. You may be entitled to more money than you realize for your dog bite injury. Confused? We can help. Contact the Law Offices of Goodman Acker, P.C. When you chose us, you get experienced, dog bite injury lawyers who will aggressively fight to get you the full compensation and justice you deserve.
Don’t let a dog bite ruin your life. Take action. Contact Goodman Acker today. We’ll even evaluate your case for free.