West Bloomfield Dog Bite Statute: Dangerous Dog
In West Bloomfield, if your dog bites another person, then you’re strictly liable for that person’s injuries. Check out the West Bloomfield, Michigan dog bite statute:
Sec. 7-23. Violations and Penalties
In addition to the sanctions against a dangerous dog specified above, violations of the provisions of this article are designated as a municipal civil infraction against the owner, with the penalties being as provided in chapter 1, subsection 1-10(b)—(d) of the Township Code of Ordinances, unless the dangerous dog bites or attacks a person, in which case a violation of these provisions shall constitute a criminal misdemeanor against the owner, with the penalties being as provided in chapter 1, subsection 1-10(a), (c) and (d) of the Township Code of Ordinances. In either case, the court may order a defendant to pay full restitution to the victim or owner of the victim dog or domesticated animal for actual costs and expenses incurred.
It can also be ordered that your dog is put to death. If you have a dog that’s aggressive, keep him or her away from small children, and remember to warn people not to pet your dog unless you’re sure that it wont attack them.
Dog bites can be serious and terrifying events. Dog and animal saliva often carries bacteria that can cause infection, and the experience of being bitten by a dog or animal can be traumatizing. Always be sure to seek medical attention if you or a loved one is bitten by a dog, and also be aware that you might qualify for a dog bite lawsuit.
If you’ve been injured by a dog bite you may be entitled to a settlement or financial compensation. After a dog or animal bite it’s very important to contact a Michigan attorney as soon as possible. Don’t risk waiting. Witnesses, victims, medical care providers, and police may not have a clear memory of your dog bite accident and circumstances weeks or months after. Get the justice you deserve.
Our Michigan lawyers have already handled many Michigan dog bite cases, and we’re ready to help you win a fair and just settlement. Call us anytime, 24 hours a day, and we will be happy to serve you. Remember, our attorneys fight for you.