In many personal injury cases, the need for medical assistance after a car accident, slip and fall, or dog bite injury is clear. The injured person may have a broken bone, fracture or require stitches and the need for immediate medical assistance is obvious. In other cases, the accident victim may be unsure whether they need to see a doctor and spend the time and incur the associated costs.
Whether you have a Michigan car accident case, slip and fall case, dog bite case, medical malpractice case or other personal injury case, it is likely you will experience case evaluation. In most circuit court cases requesting money damages, the parties will submit to case evaluation or a mediation conference.
One important element of a dog bite claim is properly identifying the party responsible. The proper defendant in a Michigan dog bite attack is the owner, keeper or possessor of the animal. Check out our new blog post to learn the differences of each and for more information on Michigan Dog Bite law.
The Statute of Limitations sets forth the maximum time after an event in which legal proceedings can be initiated. After the statute of limitations expires, unless a legal exception applies, the injured party loses the right to file a lawsuit. Don't wait until the time period for filing your claim expires to get compensation for your injuries.
Dogs are wonderful companions, but the fact is, dog bites occur and can result in serious injuries. Under Michigan's dog bite statute, provocation is the only defense to a dog bite claim. But what conduct constitutes sufficient provocation to relieve an owner of liability for the injuries their dog causes?
Dogs are fantastic companions, but unfortunately dog bite attacks are common and can cause serious injuries. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention approximates that 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the United States. Of those victims, 20% require medical attention.
Animals 24-7 released a 2014 report titled “Dog attack deaths and maimings, U.S. & Canada (1982-2014)”, which looked at dog bite attacks over the last 32 years. The report lists the number of deaths, maimings (loss of limb or disfigurement) and other severe injuries that required medical treatment for each dog breed. The five breeds with the most attacks are listed below.