Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in an Berrien 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.
Berrien County Dog Bite Laws
In Berrien County, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Berrien County Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 10-32. Running at large.
It shall be unlawful for the owner of a dog or the owner's authorized agent to allow a dog to stray beyond the premises of the owner or the premises of the owner's authorized agent, unless held properly on a leash not exceeding six feet in length.
(Ord. No. 248, § 2, 3-18-1991)
Sec. 10-38. Fierce or vicious dogs; bites from rabid animals.
It shall be unlawful for any person in the village to own or harbor a fierce or vicious dog or a dog that has been bitten by any animal known to have been afflicted with rabies.
(Ord. No. 248, § 8, 3-18-1991)
Berrien 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 Berrien County, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Berrien County Animal Control
Berrien Center, MI 49102
No Fees Unless You Win A Berrien County Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Berrien County dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Berrien County Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Berrien 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.