Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Hillsdale 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.
Hillsdale County Dog Bite Laws
In Hillsdale County, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Hillsdale County Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 4-33. Running at large.
No person owning any dog, four months of age or over, shall permit such dog to be at large at any time in the city in violation of any of the following restrictions:
(1) No person shall permit any vicious dog of which he is the owner to be unconfined unless securely muzzled and led by a leash. Any dog shall be deemed vicious which has bitten a person or domestic animal without molestation, or which by its actions gives indication that it is liable to bite any person or domestic animal without molestation.
(2) No person who is the owner of any female dog shall permit or allow such female dog to go beyond the premises of such owner when the dog is in heat.
(3) No person who is the owner of any dog shall permit it to be unconfined unless under the reasonable control of some person.
(4) No person who is the owner of any dog shall permit it to be unconfined at any time unless licensed as required by law and unless wearing its license tag.
(5) No person shall own any dog which by loud, frequent, or habitual barking, yelping, or howling shall cause annoyance to the people in the neighborhood.
(Code 1979, § 6.04.030)
Sec. 4-39. Exposure to rabies--Surrender of animal.
Any person who shall have in his possession a dog which has contracted rabies, which has been subjected to the same, which is suspected of having rabies, or which has bitten any person shall upon demand of the police department or the health officer produce and surrender up such dog to be held for observation as provided in this article.
(Code 1979, § 6.04.080)
Hillsdale 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 Hillsdale County, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Hillsdale County Animal Control
165 W. Fayette
Hillsdale, MI 49242
No Fees Unless You Win A Hillsdale County Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Hillsdale County dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Hillsdale County Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Hillsdale 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.