Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Sault Ste. Marie 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.
Sault Ste. Marie Dog Bite Laws
In Sault Ste. Marie, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Sault Ste. Marie City Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 7-29. Dogs or cats running at large in a public place.
No dog or cat shall be permitted at any time to be on any road or street, in a public park, public building or any other public place, except that when held securely by a leash of suitable strength and length, by the owner thereof or any other responsible person. It is unlawful to allow any dog or cat to be removed from such a leash in such public places.
(Ord. No. 397-95, § 1, 10-2-95)
Sec. 7-37. Quarantine of biting animals.
Whenever any animal bites a person, the owner or possessor of such animal shall immediately notify the animal control officer within the first twenty-four (24) hours of the bite and make themselves readily available to the animal control officer. The officer shall order the animal held on the owner's premises or shall have it impounded, at the discretion of the animal control officer, for a period of ten (10) days. The animal shall be examined immediately after it has bitten anyone and again at the end of such ten-day period. If a veterinarian is convinced that the animal is free of rabies, the animal shall be released from quarantine or from the pound as the case may be. If the dog dies in the meanwhile, its head shall be sent to the state department of health for examination and determination of rabies.
(Ord. No. 397-95, § 1, 10-2-95)
Sault Ste. Marie 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 the Police Department in Sault Ste. Marie, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Sault Ste. Marie Police Department
325 Court St
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
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We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Sault Ste. Marie dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Sault Ste. Marie Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Sault Ste. Marie, 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.