Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Jackson 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.
Jackson Dog Bite Laws
In Jackson, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Jackson City Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
It shall be a violation of this Ordinance:
1) For any domestic animal, except cats, to run at large unless such animal is engaged in lawful hunting and accompanied by its owner, or is displayed in an exhibition, or engaged in work they have been trained for or are being trained for.
2) For any animal, except cats, to remain outside unattended if said animal is not confined by a leash, chain or fenced in yard (to include electronic fences).
3) For any animal, except cats, to cause damage to property, real or personal, of another person.
Section 8.1 Confinement of Animal After Biting
Any dog or other warm blooded animal that shall bite or scratch a person or animal shall be handled in accordance with the Southeastern Michigan Epidemiology Committee (SEMEC), most recently revised Information and Recommended Procedures for Rabies Prevention in Michigan, and/or such procedures as established by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) for control of rabies and disposition of non-human agents carrying disease, including rabid animals. In the event that owner of such animal is unable to or fails to comply with any of the prescribed procedures, an Animal Control Officer shall take possession and custody of such animal and follow the prescribed procedure. The owner of such animal shall bear the costs thereof. The owner of such animal must keep, maintain and confine or dispose of the animal as required by the SEMEC's most recently revised Information and Recommended Procedures for Rabies Prevention in Michigan, or procedures established by the MDCH. If unwilling or unable to do so, failure to release custody of said animal to an Animal Control Officer, or when so directed failure to deliver said animal to a veterinarian clinic for confinement shall constitute a violation of this Ordinance.
Jackson 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 Jackson, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Jackson Animal Control
212 Wesley Street
Jackon, Michigan 49201
No Fees Unless You Win A Jackson Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Jackson dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Jackson Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Jackson, 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.