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St. Clair Shores Dog Bite Lawyers

We often represent clients injured by dog bite and attacks.  These often result in serious injuries and require medical treatment.  We have obtained significant settlements for clients injured in these dog bite attacks. 

St. Clair Shores Dog Bite LawyerMichigan 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.

St. Clair Shores Dog Bite Laws

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

35.060A  Vicious dogs prohibited.

Sec. 19-10A. No person shall keep, maintain or harbor a vicious dog on any premises in the City of St. Clair Shores.

(amend. eff. Nov. 19, 1996)

35.072  Dog bite procedure.

Sec. 19-22.
(a)   Report to police department required.  If any person is bitten by a dog, it shall be the duty of that person, or the owner of the dog having knowledge of same to report same to the police department or Animal Control Officer within twelve (12) hours thereafter. If the owner of any dog has any reason to believe or suspect that such dog has become infected with rabies, it shall be the duty of that person to report the same to the police department or Animal Control Officer within twelve (12) hours thereafter. 
(b)   Quarantine; procedure.  In the event of any report of a dog bite, the police department or Animal Control Officer shall seize such dog and deliver it to an animal shelter which shall hold such dog in quarantine until a laboratory analysis by a licensed veterinarian is made to determine whether the dog is infected. The owner of the dog shall pay all costs and expenses incurred during and for the impoundment.

(chap. 19 eff. Nov. 22, 1988)

St. Clair Shores 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 St. Clair Shores, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:

St. Clair Shores Police Department
27665 Jefferson Ave
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

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If you would like more information about your rights after a Dog Bite attack, you can order our FREE book, "The Ultimate Michigan Dog Bite and Animal Attack Handbook" by clicking on the book link.  We will send it out immediately along with other important information. 

Our No Fee Promise for Dog Bite Cases

We will represent you in your Michigan dog bite case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

Contact Your Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer

It is important that you contact a Michigan dog bite lawyer as soon as possible after the attack to give you the best chance of winning your case.  There are also strict time limits for filing dog bite cases in Michigan.  For the best chance to win your case, call  our Michigan dog bite attorneys now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form  and we will get back to you quickly.

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