According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States each year. Approximately 20 percent of these victims (about 885,000 people) required medical attention. In a recent year, more than 31,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by a dog.
Dog bites can be particularly devastating. Not only because of the pain, physical damage, and scarring that often results but also for the trauma inflicted upon the victims psychologically. In many cases, those injured are unable to defend themselves, which results in significant injuries.
Tragically, almost half of all dog bite victims are children. A dog bite can be a traumatic event that results in serious injury. Under the Michigan Dog Bite Statute (MCL §287.351), the owner of the dog can be liable, even for just the first bite.
If you were injured by a dog, contact the team at Bashore Green. We know the law and we are here to protect your rights and help get you the compensation that you deserve. Our no-obligation consultation is free. We guarantee there is NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN!