Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a West Bloomfield 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.
West Bloomfield Dog Bite Laws
In West Bloomfield, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the West Bloomfield Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 7-21. Dogs in public places.
(a) Except when lawfully in a dog park as defined and provided for in chapter 16, an owner, person in possession or person that is or should be in control of a dog, shall keep and maintain such dog restrained by a suitable leash when on property not owned or occupied by that person.
(b) It shall be unlawful for an owner of a dog to fail to remove any excrement of the dog from land other than of its owner.
(Ord. No. C-177, § 1, 5-1-89; Ord. No. C-231, § 1, 9-5-89; Ord. No. C-231-A § 1, 4-18-94; Ord. No. C-231-B, § 1, 5-6-02)
Sec. 7-22. Dangerous dogs.
(a) Upon a sworn complaint that a dog is a dangerous dog by virtue of being afflicted by rabies or is a dangerous dog that has caused serious injury or death to a person or has caused serious injury or death to a dog or domesticated animal, a district court magistrate or a district court shall issue a summons to the owner ordering him or her to appear to show cause why the dog should not be destroyed.
West Bloomfield 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 Police Department in West Bloomfield, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
West Bloomfield Township Police Department
4530 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48325
No Fees Unless You Win A West Bloomfield Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a West Bloomfield dog bite settlement.
Contact Our West Bloomfield Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in West Bloomfield, 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.