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Ypsilanti Dog Bite Lawyers: Lawsuits & Settlements

Ypsilanti Dog Bite Lawyers

Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Birmingham 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.

Ypsilanti Dog Bite Laws

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

Sec. 14-12.  Vicious animal.

(a)   Any animal that attacks, bites, or injures human beings or domesticated animals without adequate provocation, or which, because of temperament, conditioning, or training, has a known propensity to attack, bite, or injure human beings or domesticated animals is a vicious animal.
(b)   No person, partnership or corporation shall own or feed or harbor a vicious animal.
(c)   Upon recommendation of the animal control officer, the court is authorized to have an animal destroyed for a violation of this section or whenever in the discretion of the court, the animal represents a danger to society.

State law references:   Regulation of dangerous animals, MCL 287.321 et seq. 

Ypsilanti 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 the Police Department in Ypsilanti, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:

Ypsilanti Police Department
505 W. Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

No Fees Unless You Win A Ypsilanti Dog Bite Settlement

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

Contact Our Ypsilanti Dog Bite Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Ypsilanti, 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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