Looking for a Personal Injury Dog Bite Lawyer? Krupp Law Offices can answer your personal injury dog bite questions. We have over 85 years of legal experience to help you with your dog bite claim. If you or a love one has been attacked or bitten by a dog it is important to contact a dog bite attorney as soon as possible.
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What Should I Do If I have been Injured by A Dog Bite?
If you have been injured by a dog bite, you should immediately contact the police to document the dog bite and obtain the name and contact information of the owner of the dog (if possible). You should also contact animal control in the county you were bitten. They will get all the information about the dog and will determine if the dog is current on rabies shots.
After reporting the dog bite injury, you should seek medical treatment at an urgent care facility or hospital. They can assess the level of care needed. Make sure to tell them what happened and your level of pain. This is needed for appropriate care.
Make sure to document your dog bite. Take pictures as soon as possible. Continue to takes pictures of your dog bite personal injury heals. Keep all the records of your dog bite injury. 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 injury scars.
Liability for a Personal Injury 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 Injury
Dog bite personal injury claims will cover medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, reconstructive surgery, and other damages you may have suffered.
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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 personal injury.