Dog bites are a hazard that you may run into when you least expect it. In 2019, there were 17,802 insurance claims related to dog bites, and insurers paid out $797 million for dog-related injuries. This does not include sums that dog owners may have paid in cases where homeowner’s or renter’s insurance wasn’t in […]Learn More
Even the most docile animals can be unpredictable. Dogs who are triggered to attack may seem like otherwise kind animals, however, the right type of provocation, whether intentional or not, can lead dogs to attack quickly and without hesitation. Such attacks can lead to serious contusions, puncture wounds, broken bones, or even death. If you […]Learn More
Yes – You Can File For Compensation Of Your Injuries! Each dog attack story is different and the injuries that can result can also vary drastically. For example, one of our most recent cases took place at an apartment complex in Detroit, Michigan. Our client, a 34-week pregnant woman, was walking outside her apartment complex […]Learn More
This week is officially National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which provides an opportunity to reflect on a number of statistics involving dog bites, dog attacks, and the rights of injured victims. National Dog Bite Prevention Week is supported by a number of organizations that aim to decrease dog-related injuries across the country. These include the […]Learn More
Each year in the United States, approximately 850,000 people receive medical attention for a dog bite, with the CDC estimating more than 4.5 million dog bite victims per year. Dog bites can be extremely painful and, in the worst cases, can be fatal. Dog owners who knowingly keep a vicious or dangerous animal not only face civil […]Learn More
Michigan Senate Bill 239 would prevent dog breed discrimination by prohibiting local communities from banning or regulating specific dog breeds. Currently under Michigan state law, local communities are permitted to enact their own ordinances to regulate dog breeds. If this bill were to pass, local ordinances would no longer have that control. The legislation however […]Learn More
A recent report released by the U.S. Postal Service reveals the top 30 dog attack city rankings. Detroit, Michigan was ranked no. 13 for being most likely to be bitten by a dog than any other city in the country, with 28 total attacks on postal workers. The reports convey information collected from the year […]Learn More
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the U.S. Half of the bites occur on children between the ages of 5 and 9. It is estimated that one in five dog bite victims need professional medical care. In order to interact safely with dogs, […]Learn More
More than half of all dog bite victims are children. This is an incredibly high number considering about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and Michigan was ranked as the sixth highest nationally for dog bite claims. At the law firm of Goodman Acker, our Michigan dog […]Learn More
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