Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in an Alger County 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.
Alger County Dog Bite Laws
In Alger County, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Alger County Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 6-34. Running at large.
(a) It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog to allow such dog go beyond the premises of the owner unless the dog is held securely on a leash not more than eight feet in length and at all times held by a person over the age of seven years.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person who is the owner of any female dog to permit or allow such female dog to go beyond the premises of such owner when such dog is in heat, except for breeding purposes only, and then only if held securely on a leash not more than eight feet in length and at all times held by a person over the age of 18 years.
(c) A person who violates any of the provisions of this section is responsible for a municipal civil infraction.
(Code 1972, §§ 1.20(22), 9.50)
Sec. 6-35. Fierce and vicious dogs; dogs having, or suspected of having, rabies.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to own a fierce or vicious dog. Any dog which has bitten a person or domestic animal without molestation or which, by its actions, gives indication that it is liable to bite any person or domestic animal without molestation shall be deemed vicious.
(Code 1972, § 9.52)
State law references: Dangerous animals, MCL 287.321 et seq.
Alger County 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 Animal Control in Alger County, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Alger County Animal Control
510 E. Munising Ave.
Munising, MI 49862
No Fees Unless You Win An Alger County Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you an Alger County dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Alger County Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Alger County, 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.