Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Gibralter 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 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.
Gibraltar Dog Bite Laws
In Gibraltar, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Gibraltar City Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 4-108. Rabies control.
Any animal which has been bitten by another animal, or which has bitten any person, or which shows symptoms of rabies, shall be penned up immediately by its owner or by the person harboring or having custody of such animal, and the animal control officer shall be notified immediately. The animal shall be quarantined in accordance with state law and rules promulgated pursuant thereto. If rabies does not develop within such period, the animal shall be released to its owner. If rabies does develop, the diseased animal shall be destroyed by the animal control officer in a humane manner.
(Code 1977, § 5-54; Ord. No. 192, 12-21-1992)
Sec. 4-109. Destruction or confinement of vicious animals; animals running loose.
(a) A show-cause proceeding may be brought in the district court to show-cause why an animal or dog should not be destroyed, upon a sworn complaint that any of the following exist:
(1) A dog or animal has attacked or bitten a person without provocation.
(2) A dog or animal has shown vicious habits or tendencies.
(3) A dog or animal has been found to be running at large more than two times in the last year.
(4) A dog or animal, on more than two occasions, has destroyed property or caused damage by trespassing on the property of a person who is not the owner of the dog or animal.
(b) After a hearing, the district court may either order the dog or animal destroyed or confined to the premises of the owner. If after the court orders the dog or animal confined to the premises of the owner, the dog or animal again gets loose, the district court shall order the dog or animal destroyed. Costs for any of these proceedings shall be borne by the owner of the dog or animal.
(c) A summons may be personally served on the dog or animal owner at least seven days before the show-cause referred to in subsection (a) of this section. If the owner cannot be served personally, the city may obtain a court order for substituted service in the manner provided under the state court rules.
(Ord. No. 326, § 5-55, 6-11-2007)
Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Gibraltar Police Department
29450 Munro Avenue
Gibraltar, MI. 48171
No Fees Unless You Win A Gibraltar Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Gibraltar dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Gibraltar Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Gibraltar, 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.