Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Kentwood 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
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.
Kentwood Dog Bite Laws
In Kentwood, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Kentwood City Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 10-104. Running at large.
No person owning or having charge, care, custody or control of any dog shall cause, permit or allow the dog to run at large or be upon any highway, street, lane, alley, court or other public place, or upon any private property or premises, except for hunters with the consent of the owner of such property and persons owning or having charge, care, custody or control of such dog within the City, unless such dog is restrained by a substantial chain or leash not exceeding six feet in length and is in the charge, care, custody or control of a person with the ability to restrain such dog.
(Comp. Ords. 1987, § 35.344)
Sec. 10-173. Responsibility of parents and legal guardians.
If the owner or keeper of a vicious animal is a minor, any parent or legal guardian of such minor shall be liable for all injuries and property damage sustained by any person or domestic animal caused by an unprovoked attack by such vicious animal.
(Comp. Ords. 1987, § 35.386)
Kentwood 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 Kentwood, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Kentwood Police Department
4742 Walma Ave Se
Kentwood, MI 49512
No Fees Unless You Win A Kentwood Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Kentwood dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Kentwood Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Kentwood, 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.