At the law firm of Goodman Acker P.C., our
Michigan dog bite lawyers represent victims bitten and attacked by a dog. Of course, dog owners
should take the proper steps to minimize the possibility of their pet
attacking someone, but the unfortunate reality is that does not always
happen. Therefore it is important that you are aware of the basic safety
tips that can help prevent dog bite injuries and attacks.
These safety tips include:
- Leave strange dogs alone
- Never approach any dog while it is eating, sleeping, or caring for puppies
- Never try to pet a dog until you have let it see you and smell you
- Never leave children alone with any dog
- Never be aggressive with a dog, stare it in the eye, or run from it
- If a dog does attack, stay still
- If a dog knocks you down, roll into a ball to protect yourself
More importantly than you being aware, if you or someone you care about
have children, it is vital that these tips are understood by them as well.
This is because many children believe dogs to be their friends, and while
the saying goes a dog is a "man's best friend" it only takes
a second for an animal to inflict injury and without warning.
In fact, statistics prove that children between the ages of five and nine
are the most vulnerable to attacks. Additionally, the State of Michigan
is the sixth highest nationally for its 181 dog bite claims.
Injuries resulting from a dog attack can result in very serious injuries,
even fatal for children. It is important that if you or your loved one
was recently attacked by a dog in Michigan that you do not wait to consult
with an experienced attorney. There are strict statute of limitations
for these type of claims and waiting too long could mean that you will
not be able to collect compensation for your injuries.
Goodman Acker P.C. is prepared to help you and your family if you have
fallen victim to a dog attack in Michigan. If you or a family member was
recently injured, call our
expert attorneys today at
(248) 793-2010 to discuss your dog bite claim. We have a complete understanding of the
State laws that govern dog bite injuries and know how to successfully
apply them to your case so you may get the best results. Call now for
your Free, No Obligation Case Review!