Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a South Lyon 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 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.
South Lyon Dog Bite Laws
In South Lyon, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the South Lyon City Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 14-32. Running at large of dogs.
It shall be unlawful for any owner of any dog to permit the dog to go beyond the premises of such owner unless restrained by a chain or leash and under the reasonable control of some person.
(Code 1988, § 9.82; Ord. of 7-28-03)
Sec. 14-35. Dangerous, vicious, or grievously injured dogs.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person in the City of South Lyon to own a fierce or vicious dog, or a dog that has been bitten by any animal known to have been afflicted with rabies. Any person who shall have in his possession a dog which has contracted rabies or has been subject to the same or which is suspected of having rabies, or which has bitten any person, shall, upon demand of the animal warden or any law enforcement officer of the City of South Lyon, produce and surrender up such dog to such officer to be held for observation as hereinafter provided. It shall be the duty of any person owning a dog which has been attacked or bitten by another dog or animal showing symptoms of rabies, to immediately notify the animal warden or law enforcement officer that such person has such a dog in his possession.
(b) Whenever a dog is reported to have bitten any person or animal it shall thereupon be the duty of any animal warden or law enforcement officer of the City of South Lyon to seize such dog. Such animal warden or law enforcement officer shall notify the persons owning or possessing such dog forthwith, if known. Such dog shall be taken to the Oakland County Animal Control Facility, and such dog shall be subject to the rules, regulations and guidelines of said facility. Any quarantining, release and/or destruction of such dog shall be governed by the authorities of said facility. It shall be the duty of such owner to bear the actual expense of such confinement in accordance with the fees set by said facility, and to forthwith make arrangement for payment of such fees together with the reasonable and necessary expense that may be incurred.
(Code 1988, § 9.85; Ord. of 7-28-03)
South Lyon 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 South Lyon, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
South Lyon Police Department
219 Whipple Street
South Lyon, MI 48178
No Fees Unless You Win A South Lyon Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a South Lyon dog bite settlement.
Contact Our South Lyon Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in South Lyon, 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.