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Unprovoked attacks from a dangerous dog are terrifying, and victims may suffer disfiguring lacerations, broken bones or serious infections. Medical care for these injuries may be costly, and the emotional trauma often lingers long after the wounds have healed.

I believe Jay Trucks & Associates to be very good at what they do. The attorneys are very courteous and very good at explaining everything to their clients…
– S. Spencer

At Jay Trucks and Associates, we are prepared to help you seek compensation for the medical bills and other damages you sustained in an Ingham County dog bite attack. We have helped injured victims throughout Michigan for more than 30 years, recovering compensation of over $500 million for our clients and their families. We have experience and a successful record handling dog bite cases including a $98,000 recovery for a case involving a 5 year old child that was seriously injured in a dog attack.

Call to set up a free legal consultation with one of our Lansing dog bite lawyers and learn how we may be able to help. If your dog bite case has merit and you retain our services, you pay us no money up front unless we first get money for you.

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Is My Dog Bite Claim Eligible For Compensation?

A victim may have an eligible dog bite claim if, according to Michigan’s dog bite statute, the attack was unprovoked and the victim was legally permitted to be on the property where the incident occurred. If this has happened to you, then the owner of the dog who bit you may be liable for your damages.

Proving you had a right to be on the property and that you did not provoke the attack by teasing or antagonizing the dog who bit you may be challenging. This is why we recommend that you seek legal help from a qualified attorney. He or she will need to establish that you were on the premises as either an invitee or licensee of the owner, such as if you were visiting at the invitation of the owner.

However, if you were a trespasser on someone else’s property, then you likely do not have an eligible claim. There may be some rare exceptions, such as with a younger child who may not have known that they were trespassing.

At Jay Trucks and Associates, our licensed Lansing dog bite lawyers are well-versed in Michigan dog bite laws and we know how to establish whether a victim was legally permitted to be on another’s property.

What Damages Can I Pursue in a Dog Bite Case?

All dog bite incidents are unique, so the type and amount of compensation available will be determined by certain factors that may have contributed to the attack, as well as the severity of your injuries.

Generally, dog bite victims may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages, such as:

  • Emergency care
  • Surgical interventions, such as plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • In-patient hospital stays
  • Physical therapy
  • Emotional counseling
  • Mental anguish
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Medical treatments for dog bite infections (such as rabies, MRSA, Streptococcus or Pasteurella)
  • Lost income if you had to stay home while healing
  • Travel to and from your doctor appointments
  • Prescription medications, such as antibiotics

While compensation will not lessen the trauma of the attack or change the fact that it happened, it could help cover the cost of your damages while you are recovering from your injuries.

Call our firm to discuss the types of damages you may be able to recover: (800) 762-8623

How Long Do I Have to File a Dog Bite Claim in Michigan?

Michigan’s statute of limitations for filing a dog bite injury claim is three years from the date of the attack. We do not recommend waiting since your attorney will need time to build a strong case on your behalf.

Additionally, there could be significant exceptions that may affect your filing deadline, so it is important to consult with an attorney to find out what time frame applies to your situation. If you miss the deadline, the court may bar you from any further attempts to pursue compensation for your damages.

Our dedicated Lansing dog bite attorneys are prepared to help you to understand the deadline that applies to your potential claim.

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer?

Dog bite claims can be especially difficult to prove, especially if it is only your word against the owner’s and there was no previous record of an attack.

Injured victims often recover a larger settlement with an attorney than those who pursue a claim on their own. This is because our attorneys not only handle these types of claims on a daily basis, but we are also prepared to:

Our first priority is to protect your best interests and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf so that you can use your energy to focus on your recovery.

Learn more about our legal services today: (800) 762-8623

What is a Dangerous Dog in Michigan?

In Michigan, a dangerous dog is one that either injures a person or kills or mauls another domestic animal in an unprovoked attack. The state does not determine that a dog is dangerous because it is a certain breed, that assessment is only determined by the animal’s behavior.

Our Lansing dog bite attorneys encourage you to contact our firm and learn more about how we may be able to help. The legal consultation costs you nothing, and you are not further obligated to file a claim.

Important Steps Following A Dog Attack

Unprovoked dog bite attacks can happen suddenly and without warning. It may be difficult for the victim to know how to react. However, remaining calm and taking the following steps may help:

Contact Our Lansing Dog Bite Lawyers To Get Started

If you were injured in an unprovoked attack by a dangerous dog, we encourage you to contact our Landing dog bite lawyers for legal help. We have extensive experience representing injured clients throughout Ingham County and other counties across Michigan.

Our successful history of recovering millions in compensation for our clients includes a $98,000 settlement for a five-year old child who suffered facial injuries in a dog bite attack.

Schedule your free consultation today. There is no risk to you and if you choose to move forward, there are no upfront costs to pay. You do not pay our legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.

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Dog attacks are painful, emotionally traumatic, and may require numerous surgeries or other expensive medical care. After a serious injury due to an unprovoked Kent County dog bite attack, we encourage you to seek legal help.

Jay Trucks has been the greatest help to me during my injury. He answered my questions with the greatest of knowledge…
– M. Curtis

At Jay Trucks and Associates, our attorneys have 30-plus years of experience and are dedicated to providing legal help to injured victims. We have represented clients all over Michigan state and have experience handling dog bite lawsuits including a case involving a 5 year old boy that suffered facial injuries in a dog attack, where our lawyers were able to recover $98,000 in compensation.

Contact our firm today to arrange for a free consultation with one of our reputable Grand Rapids dog bite lawyers. If we determine that you have a case, there is no obligation to proceed with litigation. If we do represent you, there are zero upfront costs. You do not pay for our services unless we recover compensation for your damages.

Call our firm today: (800) 762-8623

Do I Have An Eligible Dog Bite Case?

According to Michigan statute 287.351, if you were bitten by a dog in an unprovoked attack and had a legal right to be on the premises, you may be eligible to recover damages.

To be on the premises legally, you must have been either a licensee or invitee of the individual who owns the property. For example, if you were bitten while you were visiting as a guest at the home of a friend or neighbor, you may have an eligible claim.

Although you do not have to establish negligence for a dog bite attack, you do need to prove you did not provoke the animal, such as if you kicked it or pulled its tail. If the owner does not corroborate your story, and there were no other witnesses, it can be tricky to prove.

Additionally, if you were trespassing on private property when the attack occurred, the owner will likely not be liable for any damages you sustained. The only exception could be if a younger child trespassed unknowingly and was attacked. While you may be able to pursue a claim in this situation, you would have to prove the owner was negligent in some way.

At Jay Trucks and Associates, our qualified lawyers have extensive knowledge of Michigan’s dog bite laws, and we can review the situation to determine whether you may be eligible to recover damages from the dog owner.

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How Much Is My Dog Bite Claim Worth?

It is difficult to place a specific value on your claim until we understand more about how the attack happened and the severity of your injuries. However, claims where injuries are more serious typically have greater value. This is because there are often more extensive medical treatments and longer recovery times. If your case is valid, these are some of the types of damages you could recover:

Our Grand Rapids dog bite attorneys understand that no amount of money can change what happened or relieve you of your pain and suffering from the attack. However, compensation can help you to get the medical care, counseling, surgery and other treatments you may need to recover. Our experienced lawyers are well-versed in calculating and negotiating for maximum compensation on injury claims.

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Is There a Deadline For Filing a Dog Bite Claim in Michigan?

The statute of limitations in Michigan for dog bite cases is the same as for other personal injury claims. The state allows victims three years from the date of the accident or injury to file a claim, otherwise you will likely be barred by the court from recovering any damages.

There are a few exceptions that could apply in your situation, but it is best to have a knowledgeable attorney assess your potential claim to confirm your filing deadline. We welcome the opportunity to review your potential claim, even if you think you may have already missed your filing deadline.

What is Michigan’s Definition of a Dangerous Dog?

When determining whether a dog is dangerous in Michigan, the breed does not have any bearing. The determination is based solely on the animal’s behavior.  State law defines a dangerous dog as one that bit or attacked an individual or injured or killed another dog.

However, dogs are not considered dangerous, as defined by state law, if they:

If you were bitten by a dangerous dog, call our firm today for legal help: (800) 762-8623

How May A Grand Rapids Dog Bite Attorney Benefit My Claim?

Our knowledgeable lawyers are dedicated to protecting your rights and pursuing maximum compensation on your behalf. Additionally, if you have a case, we are prepared to:

Our licensed attorneys have extensive knowledge of Michigan’s personal injury laws, and we are well-prepared to pursue a dog bite injury claim on your behalf. Injured victims who hire an attorney typically recover larger settlements than those who attempt to pursue a claim alone.

First Steps After a Dog Attack

Being attacked by a dangerous dog is a terrifying experience, and many victims may be initially in a state of shock. The best approach is to remain calm and attempt to:

Our Grand Rapids dog bite lawyers can review the details of your attack, along with other contributing factors to determine whether you may have a valid case.

Contact a Grand Rapids Dog Bite Attorney Today

Dangerous dogs can inflict a lot of damage in only seconds. These wounds may be severe and disfiguring or become seriously infected.  Many victims continue to suffer from mental anguish long after their physical recovery.

Contact Jay Trucks and Associates today to find out whether you may be eligible to pursue compensation against the dog owner to help cover your medical costs, lost wages, emotional distress and other damages. We have more than three decades of experience and a proven track record of recovering millions in compensation for our clients.

A legal consultation with one of our qualified attorneys is completely free and just a phone call away. If you have a valid case and decide to retain our services, there are no upfront costs to pay. There is no financial risk, because you will only pay our fees if we win a settlement or verdict for you.

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Dogs are not always man’s best friend, and when they bite or attack people, they can cause tremendous physical and psychological damage. At Jay Trucks and Associates, we are dedicated to recovering compensation for victims of dog bites or attacks throughout Michigan – and have successfully handled dog bite claims including a $98,000 recovery for the family of a 5-year-old child that suffered facial injuries in a dog attack.

You can contact our firm by phone or online case form anytime, 24/7. The initial consultation with one of our licensed Flint dog bite lawyers is free of charge and there is no obligation for you to take legal action. Our attorneys do not receive payment unless we obtain compensation on our clients’ behalf.

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Am I Eligible to File a Dog Bite Case?

You may be, if our attorneys are able to prove the attack fits the criteria in the Michigan statute governing dog bite claims. According to this law, when a dog bites someone without being provoked, and this happens on public property or private property and the victim is legally allowed to be there, the owner of the dog is liable for any damages suffered by the victim.

You are lawfully on the property if you are there as an invitee or licensee of the person who lawfully possesses the property. For example, if you were bitten by your friend’s dog and were a social guest at your friend’s house, you may be able to file a claim for compensation.

Trespassers – those who were illegally on the property, whether public or private property – cannot file a claim for compensation.

Proving you had a legal right to be on the property can be a challenge. We may also need to disprove claims by the owner that you provoked the dog. For example, the owner may say you provoked the dog, pulled its tail, startled the dog or taunted it and that was a reason for the attack.

Our Flint dog bite lawyers have extensive knowledge of Michigan dog bite laws and how to prove whether someone was legally on the property. We also know how to counter claims a victim provoked the dog.

Michigan’s Definition of a Dangerous Dog

You may have been attacked by a dog defined as dangerous under state law. The breed of the dog does not matter. The important thing is the dog’s behavior.

Dangerous dogs or animals are those that bit or attacked another person or seriously injured or killed another dog. This definition specifically excludes dogs who:

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What Your Claim May Be Worth

If our Flint dog bite attorneys find you have a valid case, we are prepared to pursue compensation for physical, financial and emotional damages, which may include:

  • Costs of treating an infection (rabies, MRSA, Pasteurella, Streptococcus)
  • Surgical procedures
  • Stays in the hospital
  • Medical testing
  • Travel to appointments with doctors
  • Follow-up appointments with doctors
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional suffering
  • Lost companionship
  • Prescription medication

Compensation cannot change what happened, but it can help victims obtain the medical treatment they may need and deal with the other physical, financial and emotional challenges they may face.

Our attorneys understand how difficult it can be to deal with a dog bite injury. We offer a free consultation to help determine if you have a case and there are no upfront costs if you decide to pursue a damages lawsuit.

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Deadline for a Michigan Dog Bite Claim

Generally, personal injury victims, including dog bite victims, have three years from the date of injury to file a claim. Missing the deadline may result in the case being dismissed from court. You may lose your opportunity to pursue compensation for your injuries and damages.

Sometimes there are exceptions to this deadline, so it is important to talk to an experienced attorney about the deadline for your potential claim.

You may still have time to file a claim. Call Jay Trucks and Associates today. (800) 762-8623

Benefits of Hiring a Licensed Attorney

You may not know that injury victims who hire lawyers often receive more compensation than those who do not. This is particularly true when victims hire experienced attorneys with a track record of success.

Victims that have legal representation usually recover more compensation compared to those that do not have a lawyer.

At Jay Trucks and Associates, our attorneys have more than 150 years of combined experience representing personal injury victims.

We have obtained tens of millions in compensation for our clients and have extensive knowledge of relevant laws and the legal process.

We are aggressive negotiators who have many years of experience dealing with insurance companies. We understand the tricks they employ to discredit victims and try to lower the value of claims. We know how to defend the full value of a claim and are prepared to go to trial when necessary.

By hiring our firm, you can focus on your medical treatment while we deal with the legal process, including investigating the accident, talking to witnesses and evaluating your damages.

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What Do I Do After a Dog Bite or Attack?

First, get away from the dog and to safety. You want to avoid being attacked again and suffering more severe injuries.

Medical Attention

Your next step is to get medical attention. Dogs can carry dangerous infections and the sooner you treat these infections, the better the outcome is likely to be. If you wait, an infection could become much more severe.

A qualified doctor will be able to diagnose all your injuries and begin appropriate treatment to stabilize those injuries.

If you are able, you can take steps to help stabilize your injury before you go to the doctor or an emergency room. Cover your wound with a clean towel to help stop the bleeding. You can also wash the area carefully with soap and water. Keeping the wound elevated can also help.

Reporting a Bite or Attack

Dog bites should be reported to Genesee County Animal Control. You can have them complete an animal bite report so they can take any steps they need to take to help protect others from the dog.

Collecting Evidence at the Scene

Whenever possible, accident victims should try to collect evidence at the scene. This may include pictures of injuries, the spot where the accident happened, property damage and anything else that may help show what happened.

Witness statements can also be very important. If there are any witnesses, ask them what they saw and take notes, or record a video of your conversation on your smartphone, with their permission.

This information can help your attorney determine if you may have a valid case against the dog owner.

Call Our Flint Dog Bite Lawyers for a Free Consultation

Dog bites can be much more severe than some people may believe. Some dogs carry dangerous infections that could even be life-threatening. The psychological damage from this terrifying experience can also take a tremendous toll on victims.

Schedule a free consultation with a Flint dog bite attorney to find out if you may have a case against the owner of the dog. We may be able to pursue compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and any other damages you suffered.

We offer all potential clients a free consultation, so they can talk about what happened, their damages and whether they may have a valid case.

We have a proven track record of recovering fair compensation for injury victims – more than $500,000,000 recovered for our clients. Founder Jay F. Trucks is a member of the Michigan Association for Justice.

Jay Trucks and Associates. Phone: (800) 762-8623

Dog bites can cause severe injuries, particularly when the victim is an elderly person or a child. In the state of Michigan, victims may be eligible to hold the dog’s owner liable for their damages (medical expenses, physical pain and mental suffering, lost wages and more). If you have been injured in a dog attack, contacting an experienced Clare dog bite attorney from Jay Trucks and Associates can be an important step in the recovery process.. We offer a free consultation and do not charge any legal fees unless we can successfully recover compensation on your behalf.

The attorneys at Jay Trucks and Associates have over 150 years of combined legal experience fighting for the rights of personal injury victims throughout the state of Michigan and successfully recovered more than $500,000,000 on behalf of our clients, including a $98,000 recovery for a 5 year old child that suffered facial injuries in a dog attack.

Our Clare dog bite attorneys can help determine if you have a valid claim and charge no upfront fees if we take on your case.

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How Do I Know if my Case Qualifies for Compensation?

Under Michigan’s dog bite statute, if a person is bitten by a dog without provocation on public property, or on private property and the person was legally allowed to be on the property, the owner may be held liable for any damages sustained by the victim.

If you were illegally trespassing on someone else’s property at the time you were bitten by the dog, you may not have a viable claim. However, if you were attacked on public property or as an invitee at the home of a friend or relative, you may qualify to seek compensation for your damages, such as any past, present or future medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages from missed time from work.

There are times where the dog owner may try to blame the victim, saying he or she provoked the dog to attack, however, the dog owner would have to prove this was the case.

If you are unsure whether you have a case, give us a call to discuss the details of your situation. Our knowledgeable Clare dog bite lawyers are available to answer your questions.

How Much Compensation Can I Receive?

The amount of compensation you may receive from a dog bite claim depends largely on the severity of your injuries. However, weighing the severity of an injury and its effect on a dog bite victim is a complex task, and many victims benefit from having their situation reviewed by a qualified lawyer with a proven track record.

Personal injury compensation is usually broken into two main categories: economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are the financial costs incurred because of the injury, such as:

  • Any past, present or future medical expenses
  • Doctor visits
  • Surgeries
  • Hospital visits
  • Travel to and from medical appointments
  • Medical tests such as blood work, urine samples, etc.
  • Imaging tests such as CT scans or MRI’s
  • Prescription costs
  • Medical devices and equipment
  • Caregiver needs during recovery
  • Loss of income from missing work
  • Loss of earning capacity if you cannot return to work
  • Property enhancements due to your injury
  • Property damages related to the attack

Non-economic damages are the physical and emotional damages that a victim may suffer, such as:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma and mental anguish
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Our attorneys understand the physical, mental and financial challenges individuals and families may face after a serious bog bite.

Contact a Clare dog bite lawyer at Jay Trucks & Associates by calling (800) 762-8623 anytime 24-7.

What is a Dangerous Dog in Michigan?

Under Michigan law, a dangerous animal is one that bites or attacks a person or causes serious injury or death to another dog while the other dog is on the property and under the control of its owner.

However, dogs are not considered dangerous if they:

If you were attacked by a dangerous dog, schedule a free consultation to find out how our attorneys may be able to assist you.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

According to the Michigan statute of limitations, personal injury victims have up to three years to file a personal injury claim. However, this time period may be extended or shortened, depending on the details of your claim.

From the first phone call, everything was explained in layman’s terms.
– B. Thomas

This is something our Clare dog bite attorneys can discuss during your free consultation. There are no costs associated with your confidential consultation and you are not obligated to hire us to represent your claim, so there is no risk to you.

Give us a call today before it is too late. If your claim is not submitted before the deadline, you run the risk of having it dismissed in court.

What Can a Lawyer Do to Help?

Most personal injury victims who decide to hire a licensed lawyer to represent them tend to recover more compensation as opposed to those who do not. Dog bite claims may be difficult to prove without the help of a reputable attorney.

If your dog bite claim is validated by our dedicated team of legal professionals, we are ready to help build a robust case. Some of the steps we may take include:

  • Making sure your claim is filed correctly and on time
  • Investigating the scene of the attack for helpful evidence
  • Collecting the medical documentation needed to prove the severity of your injuries
  • Interviewing any possible witnesses
  • Bringing in industry experts to back your claim (if necessary)
  • Negotiating with insurance companies for a fair settlement
  • Preparing your case for trial (if necessary)

You can refer insurance companies to your attorney if you would prefer not to speak with them. If you say the wrong thing to the insurance company, you might hurt your claim. Insurance adjusters are trying to find a way to pay out the least amount of compensation for your damages.

Speak to a legal professional today by calling Jay Trucks & Associates at (800) 762-8623.

Steps to Take After a Dog Bite or Attack

There are several steps you should take after a dog bite to protect your health and safety and your potential claim for compensation:

Get in Contact with a Clare Dog Bite Lawyer Today

If you are unsure if you may have a valid claim, contact our firm so an experienced lawyer from Jay Trucks and Associates can determine whether you have legal options and the compensation that may be available. The consultation is free of charge.

We have over 250 five-star reviews from our clients and have obtained more than $500 million in compensation on their behalf. If you have a case and hire our firm, you will not have to pay us any fees unless we win compensation for your dog bite claim.

Our office is located at 600 Pine Street in Clare, Michigan, which is just around the corner from the MidMichigan Medical Center.

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Regardless of size, breed or gender, dog bites can cause significant physical and psychological suffering for victims and their families. Mounting medical bills to treat wounds and infections can also be costly.

I appreciate all of the work and effort that was put into my case. Thank you.
– R. Owens

Our legal team at Jay Trucks & Associates has spent decades helping injured victims in Grand Traverse County and throughout the state. We have successfully recovered more than $500 million in compensation for our clients and have succesfully handled dog bite cases including a recovery of $98,000 on behalf of a dog bite victim who suffered facial injuries.

Our initial consultations are 100 percent free and come with no obligation to pursue a claim. Meet with a Traverse City dog bite lawyer from our firm to learn more about your available legal options. We receive no payment for our services, not even an upfront retainer, unless and until we help you recover compensation.

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Do I Have a Dog Bite Case?

You may have a valid case, but we cannot know for sure until our legal team reviews the specifics of your situation.  Under Michigan law, the owner of a dog may be held legally liable for any dog bite or attack you suffered on public or private property as long as you did not provoke the animal.

You must also have been lawfully allowed onto the property, either as an invitee or licensee, by the legal property owner. For instance, if you were bitten by a friend’s dog while visiting him or her, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation.

However, if you were illegally on the property as a trespasser, you will likely be unable to take legal action.

Our Traverse City dog bite lawyers are prepared to help conduct a detailed investigation to help prove your legal status on the property at the time of your injury and gather supportive evidence to help you build a strong case.  We know what it takes to establish liability in these cases.

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How Michigan Defines a Dangerous Dog

In Michigan, a dangerous dog is one that bites or attacks a person, or attacks and causes serious injury or death to another dog or domestic animal that is on the property or under the control of its owner.

However, a dog is not considered dangerous if it:

What is the Value of My Claim?

This answer will depend on your particular circumstances, such as the extent and severity of your injuries, medical expenses incurred for treating these injuries, as well as the cost for anticipated future treatments that may be required.

Generally, most dog bite victims may be able to recover the following economic and non-economic damages:

Economic Damages

These are your monetary losses from the accident that can easily be quantified, such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Hospitalization
  • Surgery, including skin grafts
  • Imaging tests
  • Costs to treat an infection
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Travel costs to doctor appointments
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Medications, including antibiotics

Non-Economic Damages

These damages are harder to quantify because they carry no monetary value, such as:

  • Pain and suffering, both physical and mental
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder

Although compensation cannot change the outcome, it may be able to help you obtain the continued treatment you need to make a recovery.

Our Traverse City dog bite attorneys are ready to take your call. (800) 762-8623.

Time Limits for Taking Legal Action

Michigan requires most personal injury cases, including those involving dog bites, to be filed within three years from the date of the injury. Failure to file before the three-year window will likely result in a court dismissal and losing the opportunity to seek compensation for your injuries and damages.

There could be exceptions to the statute of limitations that require you to file sooner or later. This is why we recommend reaching out to a Traverse City dog bite lawyer from our firm as soon as possible to discuss your applicable filing deadline. It takes time to conduct a detailed investigation and gather evidence to support your claim.

Why You Should Seek Legal Representation

You may not realize that injury victims who seek legal representation are more likely to obtain higher compensation than those who decide not to hire legal help.

Our lawyers at Jay Trucks & Associates have over 150 years of combined legal experience advocating for injury victims and their families. We have obtained millions in recoveries for our clients in the Traverse City area, throughout Grand Traverse County and across the entire state of Michigan.

We are well-versed in dog bite laws and understand what it takes to handle these types of injury claims. If you have a case, we are prepared to communicate and negotiate with the other side’s insurer and legal team. We know the tactics often employed by insurance companies and defense attorneys to try to get you to admit guilt or seem less truthful in an effort to devalue or deny your claim.

Our Traverse City dog bite attorneys are ready to handle the legal process on your behalf while you focus on what matters most – your health.

Give us a call at (800) 762-8623 to see how we may be able to assist you.

Steps to Take After Being Bitten by a Dog

These are some important steps you can take after a dog bite or attack to help protect your well-being and potential legal claim for compensation:

Seek Medical Treatment

It is important to seek immediate medical treatment. Even a minor untreated dog bite could lead to a serious infection, such as MRSA or rabies. A doctor can assess the extent of your injuries and provide an appropriate treatment plan.

Medical records from your physician may also be beneficial to your claim by providing an official record of your injuries that your attorney can directly link to the dog bite or attack.

Report the Dog Bite

Any dog bite or attack must be reported to the Grand Traverse County Health Department, regardless of whether or not the dog has been vaccinated. The dog will be quarantined or tested by the department.

Gather Supportive Evidence

If it is possible, try to obtain as much evidence at the scene. This includes pictures of the accident scene, any visible injuries, torn or bloody clothing, lack of fences or dog warning signs, or anything else deemed relevant. Be sure to obtain the name and contact details from the owner and information on the dog. Witness statements could also help support your claim to show that the bite or attack was unprovoked.

Speak With a Traverse City Dog Bite Lawyer Today

Dog bites can cause serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. If you have suffered physical or psychological damage after being bitten or attacked by a dog, we are ready to help.

Request a free consultation with a Traverse City dog bite lawyer from our firm today. You may be able to seek compensation to help pay for costs related to medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

There are no upfront fees. You only pay us at the end of the legal process if we help you obtain a recovery.

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