Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in an Dearborn 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.
What are Dog Bite Laws in Michigan?
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.
What are Dearborn Dog Bite Laws?
In Dearborn, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Dearborn city Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 4-26. Running at large.
It shall be unlawful for any person to suffer or permit any dog or dogs owned, possessed, harbored or kept by him to run at large, which shall mean to wander unrestrained on any streets, alleys, parks or public places within the city, or upon any private property other than that of the owner of such dog.
(Ord. No. 81-64, § 6, 11-4-81)
Sec. 4-28. Biting dogs.
(a) No person shall own or harbor a dog that has been bitten by any animal known to have been afflicted with rabies, or which shall have bitten any person or animal.
(b) Any person who shall have in his possession a dog or other animal which has contracted rabies, which has been subjected to the same, which is suspected of having rabies or which shall have bitten any person or other animal shall, upon demand of the animal shelter supervisor or of the health officer produce and surrender such dog to the animal shelter supervisor or health officer to be held for observation and treatment for a period of ten days at the animal shelter; provided, however, that with the approval of the health officer or animal shelter supervisor any such dog or other animal may be surrendered to a registered veterinary or to any nonprofit corporation organized for the purpose of sheltering dogs or other animals, for observation and treatment for a period of at least ten days immediately following the biting of such person or animal.
(Ord. No. 81-64, § 6, 11-4-81)
Obtain Dearborn 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 Dearborn, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Dearborn Animal Control
16099 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126
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Who are the Best Rated Dearborn Area Dog Bite Lawyers?
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. and our lawyers have won the top awards in the legal profession, including:
- U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms
- "Best Michigan Personal Injury Attorney" by American Lawyer Academy
- Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan
- Honored as "Super Lawyers"
- Top Martindale-Hubbell Rating (AV) for Skill & Integrity
- Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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Don't be concerned about the money you might need to hire a lawyer. You can afford to have the best dog bite law firm on your side without paying a penny out of your pocket. It literally costs nothing to get started and if your dog bite case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing. We promise you in writing:
- No money to hire us or get started on your case
- We pay all case costs and expenses from start to finish
- You pay no legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
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Start Your Dearborn Dog Bite Claim Today
There are three ways to get started on your dog bite case today to get the settlement you deserve. You can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page. A dog bite attorney will contact you shortly.
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Warning: There is a strict time deadline for filing Dearborn dog bite lawsuits. Call us today to learn more about Dearborn dog bite laws.
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