Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in an Lansing 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 Lansing Dog Bite Laws?
In Lansing, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Lansing City Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
610.02. Dogs running at large; nuisance; leash requirement.
(a) No dog owner shall permit his or her dog to run at large within the City. A dog running at large in violation of this chapter at least twice within any continuous six-month period of time is hereby deemed to be a nuisance.
(b) A dog owner is required to confine or secure his or her dog within the limits of the owner's premises, except when the dog is securely tethered on a leash and under the control of a person holding the leash who is capable of restraining the dog at all times.
(Ord. No. 1050, 6-10-02)
Obtain Lansing 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 Lansing, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Lansing Police Department
120 W. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
Who is the Best Lansing Dog Bite Lawyer?
The dog bite attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. understand issues relating to Lansing 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 Lansing Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you an Lansing dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Lansing Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Lansing, 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.