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Warren Dog Bite Lawyers: Lawsuits & Settlements

Warren Dog Bite LawyersOur dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in an Warren 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.

Warren Dog Bite Laws

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

Sec. 7-26.  Running at large prohibited.

(a)   It shall be unlawful for the owner, or any other person having the possession, care, custody or control thereof, to permit any dog to run at large:
(1)   Upon the public streets, walks, parks or other public places within the city, unless the dog shall be attached to a leash of sufficient strength to restrain the dog in such manner as to be kept under the control of the person accompanying it;
(2)   Upon private property, with or without a leash, unless permission has been granted by the owner or occupant of the private property.
(b)   If an owner or other person is convicted two (2) or more times of violating subsection (a), wherein the convictions occur within five (5) years of one another, the owner or other person so convicted shall thereafter either keep any and all dogs within his or her control either inside a fenced and enclosed yard, or leashed, whenever the dog or dogs are out of doors. Failure to comply with this subsection is a misdemeanor and is punishable pursuant to section 7-8.

(Code 1967, § 4-916; Ord. No. 80-680, § 1, 7-28-09)

Cross references:  Streets, sidewalks and other public places, Ch. 34.

Sec. 7-29.  Vicious dogs prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to suffer or permit a vicious, fierce or dangerous dog to go unconfined and unrestrained on such person's premises, or to run at large. "vicious" is defined in Article V, section 7-123, herein.

(Code 1967, § 4-918; Ord. No. 80-585, § 2, 4-23-03)

Sec. 7-30.  Report of dog bites; quarantine.

(a)   If any person is bitten by a dog, it shall be the duty of that person, or the owner or custodians of the dog having knowledge of same, to report same to the police department within twelve (12) hours thereafter. If the owner or custodian of any dog has any reason to believe or suspect that such dog has become infected with rabies, it shall be the duty of that person to report the same to the police department within twelve (12) hours thereafter.
(b)   If there is any report to it as set forth in subsection (a), the police department shall take such dog into its possession and deliver it to the health officer. The health officer shall hold such dog in quarantine until a laboratory analysis by a licensed veterinarian is made to determine whether the dog is infected. The health officer shall promulgate and adopt such rules as he deems necessary for the procedure in all such cases and for the disposition of any dog delivered into his or her custody. The owner of such dog shall pay the costs involved in such quarantine.

(Code 1967, §§ 4-914, 4-915)

State law references:  Rules for control of rabies and the disposition of nonhuman agents carrying disease, including rabid animals, MCL 333.5111. 

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

Warren Police Department
29900 S. Civic Center Blvd
Warren, MI 48093

No Fees Unless You Win A Warren Dog Bite Settlement

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

Contact Our Warren Dog Bite Lawyers

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