Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Bloomfield Hills 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.
Bloomfield Hills Dog Bite Laws
In Bloomfield Hills, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Bloomfield Hills City Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 3-24. Vicious dogs.
No person shall own or harbor a dog that is vicious. Any dog shall be deemed vicious which has bitten a person or domestic animal without molestation, or, which by its actions gives indication that it is liable to bite any person or domestic animal without molestation.
(Code 1971, § 9.71(2))
Sec. 3-25. Dogs known to have or suspected of having rabies.
(a) It shall be the duty of any person owning or harboring a dog which has contracted rabies, or which is suspected of having rabies, or which has been bitten by any animal known to be or suspected of being infected with rabies, or which has bitten any person, to immediately notify the public safety department or the health department that such person has such dog in his possession.
(b) It shall be the duty of the public safety department or the health officer upon notification that any dog is known to have or suspected of having rabies to immediately take such action as may appear necessary to have such dog destroyed or properly segregated for observation and treatment as may be required by the health officer.
(c) Upon report that any person has been bitten by a dog the public safety department or health officer may order such dog segregated for observation for a sufficient period of time to satisfy the health officer that such dog is not infected with rabies or, if appears advisable, the public safety department may order such dog destroyed as a vicious dog.
(Code 1971, § 9.77)
State law references: Rules for control of rabies, MCL 333.5111, MSA 14.15(5111).
Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Bloomfield Hills Police Department
45 E. Long Lake Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
No Fees Unless You Win A Bloomfield Hills Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Bloomfield Hills dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Bloomfield Hills Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Blloomfield Hills, 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.