Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Oak Park 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.
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 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.
Oak Park Dog Bite Laws
In Oak Park, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Oak Park City Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 14-29. Dangerous and rabid dogs and cats; confinement for observation; report of biting; destruction.
No person shall own or harbor a vicious dog or cat or a dog or cat that has been bitten by any animal known to be afflicted with rabies. Any person who shall have in their possession a dog or cat which has bitten any person or animal or which has or is suspected of having rabies, shall, upon demand of the health officer, or of any public safety officer or any code enforcement officer of the city produce and surrender the dog or cat to the health department or public safety department or community development department of the city to be held for such observation and/or treatment as the health department may deem necessary, provided that with the approval of the health department or any code enforcement officer or any public safety officer, any such dog or cat may be surrendered to a registered veterinarian or to any approved, nonprofit corporation organized for the purpose of sheltering dogs and/or cats, or may be confined for a period of ten days in custody of the owner. Any person bitten by any dog or cat and the parents or guardian of any minor under the age of 17 years bitten by any dog or cat shall immediately report such fact to the public safety department or the code enforcement division of the department of community development. Whenever a dog or cat is brought to the pound for having bitten a person, or whenever a dog is brought to the pound for having bitten or attacked and caused serious bodily injury or death to another dog while the other dog is on the property or under the control of its owner, the animal warden or other duly authorized officer may, if deemed necessary and advisable, and after holding such dog or cat a sufficient length of time to meet the requirements of the health department for investigation, cause such dog or cat to be destroyed as a vicious dog or cat.
(Code 1973, § 6-21; Ord. No. 0-02-475, § 1, 10-21-02)
Oak Park 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 the Police Department in Oak Park, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Oak Park Police Department
13600 Oak Park Blvd
Oak Park, MI 48237
No Fees Unless You Win A Oak Park Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Oak Park dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Oak Park Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Oak Park, 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.