Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Clawson 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.
Clawson Dog Bite Laws
In Clawson, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Clawson City Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 14-3. Keeping of dangerous animals.
It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain, within the city, any dangerous animal.
(Code 1978, §§ 6-16--6-19)
Sec. 14-4. Disposition of vicious or rabid animals.
The public service aide or other designated authority, or any private individual, may petition the court for an order directing that an animal be destroyed, or otherwise properly disposed of, when any animal, at any time, licensed or unlicensed, has attacked or bitten a person, and shows vicious habits or propensities. The court, in such case, shall cause to be issued a summons and an order to show cause why such animal should not be destroyed or otherwise properly disposed of as a vicious animal. The order to show cause shall specify a date for hearing within five days following its issuance. Upon hearing, if the court shall determine that such animal has rabies, or is a vicious animal constituting a danger to public health and safety, the court may order the animal to be properly disposed of.
(Code 1978, § 6-12(b))
Sec. 14-6. Running at large.
No owner or keeper of any dog, cat or other animal shall permit such animal to run at large within the city at any time.
(Code 1978, § 6-7)
State law references: Animals running at large, MCL 433.51 et seq.
Clawson 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 the Police Department in Clawson, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Clawson Police Department
425 N. Main St
Clawson, MI 48017
No Fees Unless You Win A Clawson Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Clawson dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Clawson Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Clawson, 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.