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Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Dog and Animal Bite Injury


Michigan dog bite laws make it clear that the owner of an animal is liable when that animal causes personal injury or bodily harm to another. The owner is responsible for all associated damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Unfortunately, recovering those damages isn’t always so clearcut. Bite victims often have to contend with obstinate animal owners and uncooperative insurance companies. That’s why it’s important to consult an experienced dog bite attorney as soon as possible following the injury.

When we accept your dog bite injury case, we will usually enact a contingent fee arrangement—meaning we will not get paid until you do. We believe in every case we accept, and we put everything we have towards fighting for you.* 

*Because of our firm's traditional client base, we will not accept personal injury or professional malpractice cases against health care providers or attorneys.


The dog bite lawyers at Smith Haughey have worked on dog bite injury cases involving a wide variety of breeds, as well as cases involving bite injuries and attacks by other animals. We have a proven track record of success in dog bite lawsuits. We are also adept at attending to the emotional needs of dog bite victims, many of whom are children. We provide the personal attention and support you and your family need in a difficult time.

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