Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in an Ann Arbor dog bite attack. These attacks often result in serious injuries, including lacerations, puncture wounds, nerve damage, and broken bones. Dog bite victims incur hospital and medical expenses for their treatment and often need plastic surgery for scars and disfigurements caused by a bite.
We have obtained significant settlements and verdicts for our clients injured in these dog bite attacks. Compensation is paid for pain and suffering, disfigurement, medical expenses, and lost wages. We can help you or someone you care about win the best settlement for your case.
Michigan Dog Bite Laws
Many cities and counties have ordinances regarding dogs and the responsibilities of dog owners. An owner or keeper of a dog who violates any of these ordinances can be held liable for damages in a civil lawsuit to a dog bite victim. The ordinances can be used to prove a case in addition to other Michigan dog bite laws.
Detroit Dog Bite Laws
In Detroit, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Detroit city Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 6-1-8. Dangerous animals; determination by the administrator of the animal control division or designee; appeal of dangerous animal determination; requirements for owners of animals determined to be dangerous; violation; disposition of dangerous animals.
(a) Upon the receipt of a verifiable complaint from an individual or other report of an attack, a bite, a dogfight, an injury, an observation of threatening behavior, or other reason to cause a reasonable person to believe that a dog or other animal may be dangerous, the Animal Control Division shall evaluate the complaint or report and, where the factual circumstances warrant, may conduct a dangerous animal investigation. Where practicable, the investigation shall include interviewing the complainant, any victim or victims of the attack or animal bite and any witness or witnesses who observed the subject animal, and visiting the scene where the reported incident took place.
Detroit Dog Bite Reports
Quite often, the victim of the attack files a report with either the local police or local Animal Control agency. When a report is filed, it is necessary to obtain the report. Our firm routinely obtains these for our clients. For a report filed with police department in Detroit, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Detroit Animal Control
3511 West Jackson
Detroit, MI 48126
No Fees Unless You Win A Detroit Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you an Detroit dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Detroit Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Detroit, it is important that you contact our experienced dog bite attorneys today at (800) 606-1717. We will listen to your story and start working on your case immediately.