Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in an Ann Arbor 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 Detroit Dog Bite Laws?
In Detroit, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Detroit city Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 6-1-8. Dangerous animals; determination by the administrator of the animal control division or designee; appeal of dangerous animal determination; requirements for owners of animals determined to be dangerous; violation; disposition of dangerous animals.
(a) Upon the receipt of a verifiable complaint from an individual or other report of an attack, a bite, a dogfight, an injury, an observation of threatening behavior, or other reason to cause a reasonable person to believe that a dog or other animal may be dangerous, the Animal Control Division shall evaluate the complaint or report and, where the factual circumstances warrant, may conduct a dangerous animal investigation. Where practicable, the investigation shall include interviewing the complainant, any victim or victims of the attack or animal bite and any witness or witnesses who observed the subject animal, and visiting the scene where the reported incident took place.
Obtain Detroit 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 the report. Our firm routinely obtains these for our clients. For a report filed with police department in Detroit, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Detroit Animal Control
3511 West Jackson
Detroit, MI 48126
Free Book By Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer
If you would like more information about your legal rights after a dog bite injury or attack, you can order our FREE book, "The Ultimate Michigan Dog Bite and Animal Attack Handbook" by Michigan dog bite attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire. The book explains the laws on Michigan bites and animal attacks, your legal rights after a bite, and how to get the best money settlement for your injuries. Our book sells for $14.95 on Amazon but Lawrence will send it to you for FREE.
Who are the Best Rated Detroit 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
Our No Fee Promise on Detroit Dog Bite Cases
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
- Phone calls to our office are always free, forever.
Start Your Detroit 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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- Call (800) 606-1717 any time of day to speak with an injury lawyer about your case.
Warning: There is a strict time deadline for filing Detroit dog bite lawsuits. Call us today to learn more about Detroit dog bite laws.
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