Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Clinton 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.
Clinton County Dog Bite Laws
In Clinton County, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Clinton County Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 6-32. Running at large.
It shall be unlawful for any person owning or keeping any dog to allow or suffer or permit such dog to run at large in the village beyond the limits of the land of the person owning or keeping the dog. Dogs on a leash or accompanied by the owner or keeper having reasonable control of such dogs shall not be deemed to be running at large.
(Ord. No. 51-3, § 1, 7-2-51)
Sec. 6-34. Dangerous dogs.
It shall be unlawful for any person to own or harbor any dog known to be dangerous to persons or property.
(Ord. No. 51-3, § 3, 7-2-51)
Sec. 6-40. Bitings.
Any dog which shall bite any person or other animal shall be seized and held at the village pound or other suitable place until such time as it can be determined whether or not such dog is suffering from rabies. The owner or keeper of such dogs shall pay the expenses of keeping the animal at the rate provided for in section 6-37, and also shall pay all necessary expenses incurred in determining whether such dog is suffering from rabies. The failure to pay any such charges, upon demand, shall be deemed to be a violation of this article and shall be punishable as set forth in section 6-2.
(Ord. No. 51-3, § 9, 7-2-51)
Clinton 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 Clinton County, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Clinton County Animal Control
1347 E. Townsend
St. Johns, MI 48879
No Fees Unless You Win A Clinton County Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Clinton County dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Clinton County Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Clinton 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.