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Roosevelt Park Pit Bull Attack Lawyer Discusses Dangerous Dog Ordinances

The Roosevelt Park pit bull attack lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent victims seriously injured after being attacked by a pit bull. Our firm has successfully represented dog bite victims and their families for over 40 years throughout the State of Michigan, and has the knowledge, expertise, and experience in handling these types of cases. We have a track record of obtaining sizeable Michigan dog bite settlements, jury verdicts and providing the best service possible for our injured clients after being attacked by a pit bull.

Dog Bite Laws

Many cities and counties have ordinances regarding pit bulls and the responsibilities of dog owners. An owner or keeper of a dog who violates these ordinances can be held liable for damages in a civil lawsuit to a dog bite victim that was attacked by a pit bull. The ordinances can be used to prove a case in addition to other Michigan dog bite laws.

Roosevelt Park Pit Bull Laws

In Roosevelt Park, there are laws that apply to dog owners. A full completed list of pit bull ordinances can be found on the Roosevelt Park City website. Specifically, some laws are as follows:

Sec. 6-14. All dangerous dogs, including pit bulls and other dogs meeting the definition of a dangerous animal, shall be especially confined and treated as follows:

(1) No person shall permit a pit bull or dangerous dog to go outside its kennel or pen unless it is securely leashed with a leash no longer than four feet in length.

(2) All pit bulls and dangerous dogs shall be securely confined indoors or in a securely enclosed and locked pen or kennel, except when leashed, muzzled and controlled as provided in subsection

(3) No pit bulls or dangerous dog may be kept on a porch, patio, or any part of a house or structure that would allow the dog to exit such a building. No such animal may be kept in a house or structure when the windows or screen doors are the only obstacle preventing it from exiting.

(4) All owners or handlers of pit bulls or dangerous dogs within the city shall display in a prominent place on the premises and on the pen or kennel a sign stating the words "Beware of Dog." The letters shall be at least three inches in height.

(5) All owners or handlers of pit bulls or dangerous dogs must obtain public liability insurance in a single incident amount of at least $100,000.00 for bodily injury, death or property damage resulting from the ownership, keeping or maintenance of such animal.

(6) No more than one dog of the breed or description determined by this chapter to be dangerous shall be kept on any premises in the city.

 Ord. No. 05-12, § 14, 11-7-2005

Dog Bite Lawsuits For Pit Bull Attacks

Michigan law holds the person who owns, keeps, or harbors the dog responsible for a dog bite or attack, regardless of prior knowledge (called, “strict liability” laws) of the viciousness of the animal. Also, the negligence law is used to hold the owner responsible for the attack. This means that the dog owner is liable if the injury occurred because the dog owner was unreasonably careless in controlling the dog. The only defense to the dog owner in these cases is if the victim provoked the attack or was a trespasser on the property.

Contact Your Roosevelt Park Dog Bite Lawyer

If you or a family member were attacked or bitten by a pit bull in Roosevelt Park, you should call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with our top rated pit bull attack lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.