Ionia, MI asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Michigan

Q: what would happen if my dog scratches/bites a kid?

1 Lawyer Answer
David Alan Wolf
David Alan Wolf

A: The liability for a dog bite or dog attack will depend on the laws in place where the incident took place. Some states have strict liability for dog bite incident. In other words, a dog owner is liable even if the dog never attacked a person in the past. Some states have a "one bite rule" which requires some knowledge on the part of the dog owner as to the dangerous propensities of the dog. If you own a home or even rent a home, consider getting dog bite insurance coverage if this is something that concerns you. Good luck.

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