Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Macomb 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 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.
Macomb County Dog Bite Laws
In Macomb County, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Macomb County Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 4-21. Reports of persons bitten.
If any person is bitten by a dog, it shall be the duty of that person or the owner or custodian of the dog having knowledge of the biting to report the biting to the animal control officer or any police officer within twelve (12) hours thereafter. If the owner or custodian 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 such belief or suspicion to the animal control officer within twelve (12) hours thereafter.
(Ord. No. 15, § 15.0206, 3-8-67)
Sec. 4-23. Vicious dogs.
It shall be unlawful for any person to suffer or permit a vicious, fierce or dangerous dog to be unconfined and unrestrained on such person's premises.
(Ord. No. 15, § 15.0209, 3-8-67)
Macomb 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 Macomb County, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Macomb County Animal Control
21417 Durham Rd.
Clinton Township, MI 48036
No Fees Unless You Win A Macomb County Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Macomb County dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Macomb County Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Macomb 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.