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Grosse Pointe Shores Dog Bite Lawyers: Lawsuits & Settlements

Grosse Point Shores Dog Bite and Attack LawyersOur dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Grosse Pointe Shores 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.

Grosse Pointe Shores Dog Bite Laws

In Grosse Pointe Shores, there are laws that apply to dog owners.  These can be found in the Grosse Pointe Shores City Ordinances.  Specifically, they are as follows:

Sec. 4-47.  Running at large; cleanup.

(a)   No person owning, keeping, possessing or harboring any dog or cat shall permit such dog or cat to be on a public street or highway, in a public park, public building or any other public place at any time, except when:
(1)   Held securely by a leash of suitable strength and a length of not more than ten feet by the owner or other person capable of restraining the actions of the dog or cat; or
(2)   Confined within a motor vehicle.
(b)   No person owning, keeping, possessing or harboring any dog or cat shall permit the dog or cat to be on private property at any time without permission of the owner or occupant of the property.
(c)   Any person who owns, keeps, possesses or harbors a dog or cat shall be responsible to ensure that the dog or cat does not defecate on property other than such person's property, or, if the dog or cat does so, to promptly clean up any fecal matter deposited by the dog or cat. Owners of service dogs are excepted from this subsection.

(Ord. No. 183, § A, 9-15-1992; Code 1992, § 3-32)

Sec. 4-48.  Vicious dogs.

(a)   A vicious dog is one that bites or attacks a person, or a dog that bites or attacks and causes serious injury or death to another dog while the other dog is on the property or under the control of its owner. However, a vicious dog does not include a dog that:
(1)   Bites or attacks a person who is knowingly trespassing on the property of the dog's owner.
(2)   Bites or attacks a person who provokes or torments the dog.
(3)   Is responding in a manner that an ordinary and reasonable person would conclude was designed to protect a person if the person is engaged in a lawful activity or is the subject of an assault.
(b)   No person shall own, keep, harbor or possess a vicious dog.

(Ord. No. 183, § A, 9-15-1992; Code 1992, § 3-33)

State law references:  Regulation of dangerous animals, MCL 287.321 et seq.; persons bitten by dogs, MCL 287.351. 

Grosse Pointe Shores 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 report.  Our firm routinely obtains these for our clients. 

For a report filed with Animal Control in Grosse Pointe Shores, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:

Grosse Pointe Shores Animal Control
795 Lake Shore
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236

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We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Grosee Pointe Shores dog bite settlement.

Contact Our Grosse Pointe Shores Dog Bite Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Grosse Pointe Shores, 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.

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