Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Livonia 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 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.
Livonia Dog Bite Laws
In Livonia, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Livonia City Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
6.04.270 Running at large prohibited.
No dog shall be permitted upon the public streets, public thoroughfares, public parks or public places, or off the premises of the owner thereof, unless such dog is under reasonable control. No dog shall be permitted to run at large if such dog is unlicensed and is required to be licensed under this chapter, and any such dog is hereby declared to be a public nuisance; provided, however, that the chief of the department may, from time to time, order that no dogs, licensed or unlicensed, shall run at large for a specified period not in excess of six (6) months, if conditions and circumstances warrant, for the purpose of protecting the health, safety and welfare of the people or property within the city; provided further, that notice of such order shall be published in the official newspaper at least five (5) days prior to the commencement of any period specified in such order. (Prior code § 3-427)
6.04.380 Damages and injuries--Owner liability.
All persons shall be liable for damages for any and all injuries to persons or property that may be caused by any dog owned by them, which damages may be determined and collected in appropriate civil proceedings therefore, in which proceedings the proof of the failure or refusal by such owner to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall constitute prima facie evidence of negligence on the part of such owners.
(Prior code § 3-435)
Livonia 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 Livonia, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Livonia Animal Control
12973 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI 48150
No Fees Unless You Win A Livonia Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Livonia dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Livonia Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Livonia, 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.