Our dog bite lawyers in Oakland County represent victims of dog bites and attacks. These vicious attacks often result in serious injuries and require medical treatment. Under Michigan law, a person injured by an attacking dog does have the legal right to be compensated for the harm and injuries suffered in the attack.
Common injuries from dog bites include lacerations to the face, arms, and legs that required stitches, puncture wounds, broken bones, and nerve damage. Many times, a person falls during a dog attack or is knocked down by the dog and can suffer serious orthopedic injuries. In addition to the physical injuries, many dog bite victims suffer psychological damages and post-traumatic stress disorder as a direct result of the attack.
The Animal Control Ordinance – Oakland County sets forth the county dog bite laws. According to Oakland County, “Any animal having a known disposition or propensity to attack, bite, or injury any person or animal without provocation is dangerous. Any dog that “attacks”, “bites”, or “injures” a person, is in violation of the ordinance. The violation of this ordinance will be used as evidence in a Michigan civil lawsuit.
In addition to a violation of a county ordinance, the owner of a dog is strictly liable to another person bitten or attacked by a dog under the Michigan Dog Bite Statute. This means that a person who owns, harbors, or keeps a dog that attacks or bites another person is deemed liable for the injuries and damages caused by the dog. There are very few exceptions to this law.
Our law firm has obtained significant settlements and jury verdicts in Michigan dog bite cases. The victim of a dog attack is entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering, scars and disfigurement, and mental anguish suffered from a dog attack. We also obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and future medical treatment including plastic surgery. There are strict time limitations for filing dog bite cases in Michigan so it is important that start your case immediately.
To learn more about our award winning Oakland County dog bite lawyers and how we can help you get the best settlement for your injuries, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit the Get Help Now form on this page and an experienced attorney will call you shortly.
We handle Oakland County dog bite and dog attack cases in Auburn Hills, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkson, Clawson, Commerce Township, Davisburg, Drayton Plains, Farmington, Ferndale, Franklin, Hazel Park, Highland, Holly, Huntington Woods, Keego Harbor, Lake Orion, Lakeville, Leonard, Madison Heights, Milford, New Hudson, Novi, Oak Park, Oakland, Ortonville, Oxford, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, Rochester, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Walled Lake, Waterford, West Bloomfield, White Lake, Wixom.