Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Harrison Township 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.
Harrison Township Dog Bite Laws
In Harrison Township, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Harrison Township Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 14-34. Running loose prohibited on property of person other than owner; misdemeanor.
It shall be unlawful for the owner or any other person having the possession, care, custody or control thereof to permit any dog/cat to stray beyond his premises within the township unless the dog/cat shall be attached to a leash of sufficient strength to assure restraint and control by the accompanying individual.
(Comp. Ords. 1988, § 35.204; Ord. No. 332, § IV, 4-25-2001)
Sec. 14-36. Vicious dogs/cats prohibited; misdemeanor.
It shall be unlawful for any person to suffer or permit a vicious, fierce or dangerous dog/cat to go unconfined and unrestrained on such person's premises or to run at large.
(Comp. Ords. 1988, § 35.206; Ord. No. 332, § VI, 4-25-2001)
State law references: Dangerous animals, MCL 287.321 et seq.
Sec. 14-37. Persons bitten; reporting.
When any person is bitten by a dog/cat, it shall be the duty of both that person and of the owner or custodian of the dog/cat to report the incident to the township ordinance enforcement officer or the county animal shelter immediately.
(Comp. Ords. 1988, § 35.207; Ord. No. 332, § VII, 4-25-2001)
Harrison Township 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 Sheriff's office in Harrison Township, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Macomb County Sheriff's Office
43565 Elizabeth Road
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
No Fees Unless You Win A Harrison Township Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Harrison Township dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Harrison Township Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Harrison Township, 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.