Have you or a loved one been the victim of a dog bite? Krupp Law Offices can answer your dog bite questions. We have over 85 years of legal experience helping people with dog bites. If you or a love one have suffer a dog bite it is important to contact a dog bite attorney as soon as possible.
What should I Do If I have Suffered a Dog Bite?
If you are the victim of a dog bite accident, you should immediately contact the police to document the dog bite. Do your best to obtain the name and contact information of the owner of the dog. You should also contact animal control in the county you were attacked. They will investigate the attack and get witness statements. They will get all the information about the dog and determine if the dog is current on vaccinations. Dogs that are not current on vaccinations pose a more serious risk to you.
After reporting the dog bite, you should seek medical treatment at a hospital or urgent care facility. Doctors can assess the seriousness of the dog bite and the level of care needed. Tell the doctor exactly what happened to you and your level of pain.
Make sure to document your dog bite. Take pictures as soon as possible. Continue to takes pictures as your dog bite injury heals. Keep all the records of your dog bite accident in a safe place. Keep all of your medical records and bills. If necessary, make an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon to determine the cost of reconstructive surgery to fix your dog bite scars.
Liability for a Dog Bite
Michigan has strict liability for a dog bite. The only defense is provocation of the dog. Typically, homeowner’s insurance or renter’s insurance pays dog bite claims for the owners of the dog. The owner’s liability typically does not go beyond the insurance limits. If the owner of the dog is a relative or a friend, you can limit the claim to the insurance policy only so that they will have no out of pocket expenses.
Compensation for a Dog Bite
Dog bite claims will cover medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, reconstructive surgery, and other damages you may have suffered.
How Do I Get Started?
Call us immediately for a FREE no obligation dog bite consultation with one of our lawyers. We can answer your dog bite questions.
KRUPP LAW OFFICES PC
161 Ottawa NW Suite 404
Grand Rapids MI 49506
Dog Bite Information
We have the information that you need if you or a loved one is faced with a serious dog bite accident injury.
- Dog Bite Claims Generally
- Michigan Dog Bite Statute – MCL 287.351
- Dog Leash Laws
- Dog Bite Jury Instructions
- Dog Bite Compensation
- Attorney Fees for Dog Bite Cases
- Michigan Dog Bite Cases
- Contact Form
- West Michigan Animal Control Officers
- Why Hire a Dog Bite Lawyer – Grand Rapids Dog Bite Attorney
- What to Do if a Dog Bites You in Michigan
- Animal Attack Causing Death
- Dog Bite Statistics – Grand Rapids Dog Bite Attorney