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Melvindale Dog Bite Lawyers: Lawsuits & Settlements

Melvindale Dog Bite Lawyers

Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Melvindale 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.

Melvindale Dog Bite Laws

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

Sec. 4-35.  Report required.

If any person is bitten by a domestic animal, it shall be the duty of that person, or the owner or custodian of the animal having knowledge of same, to report same to the police department or animal control officer within 12 hours thereafter. If the owner or custodian of any domestic animal has any reason to believe or suspect that such animal has become infected with rabies, it shall be the duty of that person to report the same to the police department or to the animal control officer within 12 hours thereafter.

(Ord. No. 418, § 7, 4-21-76)

Sec. 4-37.  Vicious dogs prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person within the city to permit a vicious, fierce or dangerous dog to go unconfined and unrestrained on such person's premises, or to run at large.

(Ord. No. 418, § 7, 4-21-76)

Sec. 4-48.  Damages.

All persons shall be liable for damages for any and all injuries to persons or property that may be caused by any domestic animal 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 article shall constitute prima facie evidence of negligence on the part of such owners.

(Ord. No. 418, § 7, 4-21-76)

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

Melvindale Police Department 
3100 Oakwood
Melvindale, MI 48122

No Fees Unless You Win A Melvindale Dog Bite Settlement

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

Contact Our Melvindale Dog Bite Lawyers

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

Lawrence J. Buckfire
Best Michigan personal injury lawyer winning highest settlements for injury, malpractice, & accident victims.