Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Clare 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.
Clare County Dog Bite Laws
In Clare County, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Clare County Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 8-43. Running at large.
No person owning, possessing or harboring a dog shall permit the dog to run at large in the city unless such dog is under the immediate control of its owner or an immediate member of the family.
(Code 1985, § 9.77)
Sec. 8-46. Vicious, ferocious and sick dogs.
No person shall permit any vicious or ferocious dog or a dog which is sick with or liable to communicate hydrophobia or other contagious or infectious disease to be in any public place or to be otherwise exposed or a threat to any person or property.
(Code 1985, § 9.80)
Sec. 8-48. Biting.
(a) Owner's responsibility. No owner shall at any time allow any licensed or unlicensed dog to attack, molest or bite a person or other animal.
(b) Quarantine and impoundment. Whenever any dog bites a person, the owner of the dog shall immediately notify a law enforcement officer, who shall order the dog held on the owner's premises or shall have the dog impounded for a period of two weeks.
(c) Examination for rabies. The dog shall be examined immediately after it has bitten any person and again at the end of the two-week quarantine or impoundment period.
(d) Release. If, at the end of two weeks, a veterinarian is convinced that the dog is then free from rabies, the dog shall be released from quarantine or from the pound, as the case may be.
(e) Death. If the dog dies during the two-week period, it shall be sent to the state department of health for examination for rabies.
(Code 1985, § 9.82)
Clare 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 Clare County, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Clare County Animal Control
Harrison, MI 48625
No Fees Unless You Win A Clare County Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Clare County dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Clare County Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Clare 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.