Michigan is a “strict liability” state when it comes to dog bites. This means the dog owner will be held liable if the victim did not provoke the dog, and the dog bite occurred at a public location or if the victim was a lawful entrant on the dog owner’s property. This is true even if the dog has never bitten anyone or has not shown dangerous propensities in the past.
In Michigan, there is a three-year deadline to file a lawsuit from the date of the dog bite. It’s imperative to seek medical attention promptly after the bite and to file a lawsuit well before that deadline. At the Hamo Law Firm, we have represented thousands of dog bite victims in the past.