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Frequently Asked Questions About Michigan Dog Bite Injuries

At Kuiper Kraemer PC, we have served Michigan dog bite victims for almost two decades, helping them seek justice and compensation against negligent dog owners. Here are some of the questions we hear most often:

Does Michigan have a one-bite rule for dog bite cases?

No, Michigan does not have a one-bite rule for dog bite cases. In Michigan, dog owners are held strictly liable for injuries caused by their dogs, regardless of whether the dog has a history of aggression.

What kind of settlement can I get after a dog bite in Michigan?

The settlement amount in a dog bite case in Michigan can vary widely depending on various factors, including the circumstance of the attack and the extent of your injuries, as well as the insurance coverage or means of the dog’s owner.

How long do I have to come forward after a dog bite?

In Michigan, you usually have a window of three years from the date of the dog bite incident to initiate legal action against the dog’s owner or caretaker.

Why do I need a lawyer after a Michigan dog bite?

People rarely want to accept responsibility for a dog bite. You need an attorney who will aggressively protect you from “victim blaming” and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Who is responsible for a dog bite?

In Michigan, the owner of the dog will be held liable for injuries caused by a bite.

What kind of compensation can I get after a dog bite in Michigan?

After a dog bite in Michigan, you may receive compensation for both your economic losses (such as the cost of your medical bills and lost wages) and noneconomic losses (such as scarring, pain, and suffering, or lost enjoyment of life).

Contact Us Today

If you have suffered a dog bite injury, taking swift action can help preserve evidence and your legal rights. Reach out to Kuiper Kraemer PC today by calling 616-537-1016 or emailing us to schedule a consultation and better understand your options. We work hard to protect our clients’ interests.