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

Q: My neighbor walked on to our property about 5 yards without our consent, reached over our fence and was bit by our dog.

Police and animal control were called that day. Report was filed, and they stated the dog was not at fault because he was provoked and in a confined area on our property. She continues to threaten getting a lawyer unless we pay money to get a privacy fence. Do we have anything to worry about?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Michigan attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. There's no controlling whether someone will sue or not. But based on your post, you have a strong defense. Keep all records and reports that support that your dog was not an aggressor. They'll be useful if your homeowner's policy is confronted with an injury claim, and also to protect your dog. Good luck

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