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Fraser Dog Bite Lawyers: Lawsuits & Settlements

Fraser Dog Bite LawyersOur dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Fraser 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.

Fraser Dog Bite Laws

In Fraser, there are laws that apply to dog owners.  These can be found in the Fraser City Ordinances.  Specifically, they are as follows:

Sec. 5-28.  Dangerous dogs and cats prohibited.

No person shall own or harbor a fierce or vicious dog or cat, or a dog or cat that has been bitten by any animal known to have been afflicted with rabies. All dogs and cats found to be vicious and all rabid dogs and cats shall be destroyed, unless otherwise disposed of by the owner.

(Ord. No. 304, § 1, 12-14-2000)

State law references:  Regulation of dangerous animals, MCL 287.321 et seq. 

Sec. 5-29.  Rabies; destruction of dangerous dogs and cats.

(a)   Any dog or cat which is suspected of having rabies or any dog or cat which has bitten a human shall be confined, quarantined, and observed for a period of ten (10) days by one of the following methods:

(1)   Quarantine at the Macomb County Animal Shelter or another animal control facility, or
(2)   If authorized by a public safety officer or inspector of the city, the confinement may be at a hospital or kennel under the supervision of a veterinarian of the owner's choice, or at the owner's residence in a fenced-in yard or pen, in the owner's home, or on a chain of sufficient strength to contain the animal. In no event shall the owner permit a quarantined animal to leave the owner's residence or to have contact with animals or persons outside the owner's family.
(b)   If an animal other than a dog or cat is suspected of having rabies or has bitten a human, the procedures set forth in subsection (a) shall be followed, except that the confinement and quarantine period shall be as designated by an officer of the city.
(c)   Whenever a dog or cat is brought to the animal shelter for having bitten a person, the public safety department or code enforcement officials of the city may, if deemed necessary and advisable, and after holding such dog or cat a sufficient length of time to meet the requirements of subsection (a) and of the health department for investigation, cause such dog or cat to be destroyed as a dangerous or vicious animal. Unless waived in writing, notice of intent to destroy such dog or cat shall be given to the owner if known. The owner shall have seven (7) days from mailing of such notice in which to seek a review by the district court for the 39th Judicial District of the order of the police department for the destruction of such dog or cat.

 (Ord. No. 304, § 1, 12-14-2000)

Fraser 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 Fraser, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:

Fraser Police Department
33000 Garfield
Fraser, MI 48026
586-293-1425

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We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Fraser dog bite settlement.

Contact Our Fraser Dog Bite Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Fraser, 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.

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