A 60 year old registered nurse was attacked by a German Shepherd on arrival at a party held by an off duty police officer. The attack took place in Claire County, Michigan. The dog was allowed to freely roam a party of strangers at the officers home. In an unprovoked attack the dog lunged at her and took a large 4 x 8cm chuck of her skin with the bite. The victim was required to under go skin grafting at the burn clinic. Certainly these injuries will be permanent. Western Michigan Personal Injury Lawyer
In Michigan, if a dog bites a person without provocation while the person is on public property, or lawfully on public property, including the property of the owner of the dog, the owner of the dog shall be liable for any damages suffered by the person bitten. This is regardless of the former viciousness of the animal. Recovery for Dog Bites in Michigan.
It has not been explained what the policy of the police department is with respect to an officer bringing these attack dogs home. Nor has there been an explanation of why the dog would be allowed to roam free at a party full of strangers. It is obvious that under Michigan Law the keeper of an animal is responsible for injuries caused by negligently handling a dog. Grand Rapids Dog Bite Lawyer.