Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Dearborn Heights 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.
Dearborn Heights Dog Bite Laws
In Dearborn Heights, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Dearborn Heights City Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 6-94. Running at large and animals on a leash.
(a) No owner or person harboring or keeping a dog or other animal shall suffer the same to run at large at any time within the city. "Running at large" is used in this article to mean wandering unrestrained on any street, alley, common or other public or open spaces or other places within the limits of the city, or upon any private property other than that of the owner of such animal.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any dog or animal, except when on a leash, or when adequately controlled by the owner or his or her agent, to use or be upon any public area, or on the private property of any individual without the property owner's, or his or her agent's consent, in the city.
(c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to guide dogs performing their duties.
(Code 1969, § 9.99)
Sec. 6-165. Dangerous or vicious animals; confinement or restraint.
(a) In public. The owner of a dangerous or vicious animal shall not allow such animal at any time to be on a public highway or street, in a public park, in a public building, or in any other public place or any place to which the public is generally invited unless:
(1) Such animal is held securely by a leash of suitable strength and no more than four (4) feet in length by the owner thereof or other responsible person, or when confined in a shipping receptacle or automobile;
(2) Such animal is muzzled by a muzzling device sufficient to prevent such animal from biting persons or animals; and
(3) Such animal has been immunized against rabies.
(b) Running at large. The owner of a dangerous or vicious animal shall not permit or allow such animal to run at large. A violation of section 6-94 is a lesser included offense of this section 6-165(b).
(Ord. No. H-02-24, § I, 7-8-03)
Dearborn Heights 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 Heights, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Dearborn Heights Animal Control
6045 Fenton Street
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
No Fees Unless You Win A Dearborn Heights Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Dearborn Heights dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Dearborn Heights Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Dearborn Heights, 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.