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Center Line Dog Bite Lawyers: Lawsuits & Settlements

Center Line Dog Bite and Attack LawyersOur dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Center Line 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.

Center Line Dog Bite Laws

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

Sec. 10-62.  Bites; report required.

If any person is bitten by a dog or cat, it shall be the duty of that person, or the owner or custodian of the dog or cat having knowledge of same, to report same to the public safety department within 12 hours thereafter. The owner or custodian of any dog or cat that has become infected with rabies shall have the duty to report the same to the public safety department within 12 hours thereafter.

(Code 1962, § 7-515)

Sec. 10-64.  Dogs running at large.

It shall be unlawful for the owner, or any other person having the possession, care, custody or control thereof, to permit any dog to run at large upon the public streets, walks, parks or other public places within the city, unless the dog is attached to a leash of sufficient strength to restrain the dog in such manner as to be kept under the control of the person accompanying it.

(Code 1962, § 7-517)

Sec. 10-66.  Vicious dogs.

It shall be unlawful for any person to suffer or permit a vicious, fierce or dangerous dog to go unconfined and unrestrained on such person's premises, or to run at large. A vicious or dangerous dog pursuant to MCL 287.261 et seq., MSA 12.511 et seq., specifically being MCL 287.286a, MSA 12.537, is defined as follows:

(1)   Any dog, licensed or unlicensed, running at large unaccompanied by its owner or unleashed while in the company of its owner.
(2)   A dog, licensed or unlicensed, which has destroyed property or habitually causes damage by trespassing on the property of a person who is not the owner.
(3)   A dog, licensed or unlicensed, which has attacked or bitten a person.
(4)   A dog which has shown vicious habits or has molested a person when lawfully on a public highway.
(5)   A dog duly licensed and wearing a license tag which has run at large contrary to this act.

(Code 1962, § 7-519)

Center Line 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 Center Line, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:

Center Line Police Department
7070 E. Ten Mile Road
Center Line, MI 48015

No Fees Unless You Win A Center Line Dog Bite Settlement

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

Contact Our Center Line Dog Bite Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Center Line, 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.

Lawrence J. Buckfire
Best Michigan personal injury lawyer winning highest settlements for injury, malpractice, & accident victims.