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
Free Book By Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer
If you would like more information about your legal rights after a dog bite injury or attack, you can order our FREE book, "The Ultimate Michigan Dog Bite and Animal Attack Handbook" by Michigan dog bite attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire. The book explains the laws on Michigan bites and animal attacks, your legal rights after a bite, and how to get the best money settlement for your injuries. Our book sells for $14.95 on Amazon but Lawrence will send it to you for FREE.
Who are the Best Rated Lansing Area Dog Bite Lawyers?
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. and our lawyers have won the top awards in the legal profession, including:
- U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms
- "Best Michigan Personal Injury Attorney" by American Lawyer Academy
- Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan
- Honored as "Super Lawyers"
- Top Martindale-Hubbell Rating (AV) for Skill & Integrity
- Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Our No Fee Promise on Lansing Dog Bite Cases
Don't be concerned about the money you might need to hire a lawyer. You can afford to have the best dog bite law firm on your side without paying a penny out of your pocket. It literally costs nothing to get started and if your dog bite case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing. We promise you in writing:
- No money to hire us or get started on your case
- We pay all case costs and expenses from start to finish
- You pay no legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
- Phone calls to our office are always free, forever.
Start Your Lansing Dog Bite Claim Today
There are three ways to get started on your dog bite case today to get the settlement you deserve. You can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page. A dog bite attorney will contact you shortly.
- Chat with our online live operator who will provide your information to our law firm
- Call (800) 606-1717 any time of day to speak with an injury lawyer about your case.
Warning: There is a strict time deadline for filing Lansing dog bite lawsuits. Call us today to learn more about Lansing dog bite laws.
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