Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Flat Rock 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
Flat Rock Dog Bite Laws
In Flat Rock, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Flat Rock City Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 14-33. Liability for damages.
Every owner of a dog shall be liable for damages for any and all injuries to persons or property that may be caused by such dog on any such public highway or other public place, to be determined and collected in appropriate legal proceedings therefore, in which proceedings any failure or refusal by such owner to comply with the requirements of this article shall constitute prima facie evidence of negligence.
(Code 1979, § 9.104)
Sec. 14-43. Barking; running at large.
No person shall harbor or keep any dog which by loud and frequent or habitual barking, yelping, or howling shall cause serious annoyance to the neighborhood or to people passing to and fro upon the streets. No owner of or person harboring or keeping any dog shall suffer the same to run at large at any time within the city limits. Any person allowing any dog habitually to remain and be lodged or fed within his house, store, building, enclosure or premises shall be considered as harboring or keeping the same within the meaning of this article.
(Code 1979, § 9.113)
Flat Rock 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 Flat Rock, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Flat Rock Animal Control
2500 Gibraltar Road
Flat Rock, MI 48134
No Fees Unless You Win A Flat Rock Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Flat Rock dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Flat Rock Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Flat Rock, 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.