Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in an Saginaw 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.
What are Dog Bite Laws in Michigan?
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.
What are Saginaw County Dog Bite Laws?
In Saginaw County, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Saginaw County Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 10-35. Running at large.
(a) It shall be unlawful for the owner, or any other person having the possession, care, custody or control thereof, to permit any dog to run at large upon the public streets, walks, parks, or other public places within the township unless such dog shall be attached to a leash of sufficient strength to retain such dog in such manner as to be kept under the control of the person accompanying it.
(b) It shall be unlawful for the owner, or any other person having the possession, care, custody or control thereof, to permit any dog to stray beyond his premises unless under reasonable control of some person or when engaged in lawful hunting, accompanied by his owner or custodian.
(c) It shall be unlawful for the owner or custodian of any female dog to permit such dog off the premises of the owner or custodian when in heat unless the dog is under control and attached to a leash.
(Code 1986, §§ 8-06.05.01, 8-06.05.03, 8-06.05.06)
Sec. 10-36. Vicious dogs.
It shall be unlawful for any person to suffer or permit a vicious, fierce or dangerous dog to go unconfined and unrestricted on such person's premises, or to run at large.
(Code 1986, § 8-06.05.05)
State law references: Dangerous animals, MCL 287.321 et seq.; dogs attacking or biting persons, MCL 287.286a et seq.
Obtain Saginaw 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 the report. Our firm routinely obtains these for our clients. For a report filed with police department in Saginaw, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Saginaw County Animal Control
Saginaw, MI 48602
Who is the Best Saginaw Dog Bite Lawyer?
The dog bite attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. understand issues relating to Saginaw dog bite cases. This allows us to get the best settlements for our clients. It is important to have an attorney not afraid to fight for you when you have dealt with any dog bite.
No Fees Unless You Win A Saginaw County Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you an Saginaw County dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Saginaw County Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Saginaw 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.