Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in an Ann Arbor 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.
Battle Creek Dog Bite Laws
In Battle Creek, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Battle Creek City Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
As used in this chapter:
(e) "Dangerous animal" means an animal that bites or attacks a person, or another animal. However, "dangerous animal" does not include any of the following:
(1) An animal that bites or attacks a person who is knowingly trespassing on the property of the animal's owner, or who bites and attacks another animal that is on the property of the animal's owner without permission;
(2) An animal that bites or attacks a person who provokes or torments the animal;
(3) An animal that is responding in a manner that an ordinary and reasonable person would conclude was designed to protect a person if that person is engaged in a lawful activity or is the subject of an assault
(aa) "Vicious dog" means an animal of the Canis familaris species which, when either unmuzzled or unleashed or when not confined to the premises of the owner, menaces a person in a manner which an ordinary and reasonable person would conclude to be an apparent attitude of attack. No dog shall be deemed vicious if it menaces a trespasser on the premises of its owner or a person who has provoked or tormented it, or is a trained animal for law enforcement or guard duties.
Battle Creek 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 the report. Our firm routinely obtains these for our clients. For a report filed with police department in Battle Creek, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Battle Creek Police Department
20 N. Division Street
Battle Creek, MI 49014
No Fees Unless You Win A Battle Creek Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you an Battle Creek dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Battle Creek Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Battle Creek, 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.