Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Farmington 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.
Farmington Dog Bite Laws
In Farmington, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Farmington Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 5-31. Vicious dog or cat.
No person shall own or harbor a fierce or vicious dog or cat, or a dog or cat that has been bitten by any animal known to have been afflicted with rabies. All dogs or cats found to be vicious, and all rabid dogs or cats, shall be destroyed, unless otherwise disposed of by the owner thereof.
(Code 1977, § 9.126; Ord. No. C-590-91, § 2, 9-16-91)
Sec. 5-33. When bitten by another dog or cat.
It shall be the duty of any person owning or harboring a dog or cat which has been attacked or bitten by another dog or cat or other animal showing symptoms of rabies to immediately notify the department of public safety or the health department that such person has such dog or cat in his possession, and such person shall comply with all lawful orders and requirements of the department of public safety and the health department.
(Code 1977, § 9.128; Ord. No. C-590-91, § 2, 9-16-91)
Farmington 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 Farmington, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Farmington Police Department
23600 Liberty St #1
Farmington, MI 48335
No Fees Unless You Win A Farmington Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Farmington dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Farmington Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Farmington, 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.