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Kalamazoo Dog Bite Lawyers: Lawsuits & Settlements

Kalamazoo Dog Bite LawyersOur dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in an Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo Dog Bite Laws?

In Kalamazoo, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Kalamazoo City Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:

Section 1. Any dog or other animal kept as a pet that shall bite a person, animal or livestock, or engage in contact (such as scratching with teeth that breaks the skin) with a person, animal or livestock that can result in the transmission of disease shall be securely confined by the owner thereof inside an appropriate building or enclosure for a minimum of ten (10) days following the biting of, or contact with, such person, animal or livestock. In the event that the owner of such animal shall fail to securely confine the animal for such period of time, the Animal Control Officer, of the Officer’s deputies or assistants, may take possession and custody of such animal, confine the animal at the Animal Shelter until the expiration of said ten (10) days period and upon satisfactory evidence that said animal is not suffering from rabies. Said animal shall be kept at the Animal Shelter at the expense of the owner thereof in the event that the person charged with the duty to securely confine said animal as aforesaid, has failed to do so. Any dog or other animal running loose after biting a person, animal or livestock, or which engaged in contact (such as scratching with teeth that breaks the skin) with a person, animal or livestock that could result in the transmission of disease, and whose owner can not be determined, shall be confined for a minimum period of ten (10) days at the Animal Shelter in accordance with the provisions of this section and thereafter disposed of in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance, or such other regulations as are in effect at the Animal Shelter.

Obtain Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:

Kalamazoo Police Department
1500 Lamont
Kalamazoo, MI 48048
(269) 383-8821

Buckfire & Buckfire Best LawyersWho is the Best Kalamazoo Dog Bite Lawyer?

The dog bite attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. understand issues relating to Kalamazoo dog bite cases. This allows us to get the best settlements for our clients. It is important to have an attorney not afraid to fight for you when you have dealt with any dog bite.

No Fees Unless You Win An Kalamazoo Dog Bite Settlement

We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you an Kalamazoo dog bite settlement.

Contact Our Kalamazoo Dog Bite Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Kalamazoo, 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.

Kalamazoo Personal Injury Lawyer Review

Our Kalamazoo personal injury attorneys strive every day to provide the highest quality legal representation for our clients. That is why we are rated the best personal injury law firm in the state of Michigan! Below is an excerpt from a client who was injured in a slip and fall accident in Kalamazoo. Check out what other clients had to say about their experience on our reviews page.

"Buckfire & Buckfire is an exceptional law firm. I was really impressed with the way they handled my personal injury case. They are very caring about their clients and at many times I often felt I was their only client because of how much time was spent on my slip and fall accident case. I truly feel they went above and beyond to help me receive maximum settlement for my injuries."
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