Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in an Muskegon 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 Muskegon Dog Bite Laws?
In Muskegon, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Muskegon City Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 6-1. Deﬁnitions.
Dangerous animal means any and all of the following:
(2) Any dog or cat having a disposition propensity to attack or bite any person or animal without provocation.
Sec. 6-5. Owner responsibility.
Every vicious dog or cat, as determined by a police officer or the animal control authority, shall be conﬁned by its owner within a building or secure enclosure and shall be securely muzzled or caged whenever off the premises of its owner.
Obtain Muskegon 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 Muskegon, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Muskegon Police Department
980 Jefferson St
Muskegon, MI 49940
Fax: (231) 722-5140
Who is the Best Muskegon Dog Bite Lawyer?
The dog bite attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. understand issues relating to Muskegon 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 A Muskegon Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you an Muskegon dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Muskegon Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Muskegon, 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.