Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a St. Clair 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.
St. Clair County Dog Bite Laws
In St. Clair County, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the St. Clair County Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 10-30. Running at-large prohibited.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person owning, possessing or harboring any dog to allow or permit such dog to run at-large within the limits of the city. Dogs on a leash shall not be deemed to be running at-large.
(b) No owner of, or person harboring or keeping, a fierce or vicious dog, or a bitch in heat, shall allow such dog to run at-large at any time within the city limits.
(Code 1975, § 3-19)
Sec. 10-32. Dangerous dogs.
No person shall keep a dangerous dog within the city. "Dangerous dog" means:
(1) Any dog with a known propensity, tendency or disposition to attack unprovoked, to cause injury to, or to otherwise endanger the safety of humans or other domestic animals;
(2) Any dog which attacks a human or other domestic animal without provocation; or
(3) As otherwise defined by Act No. 426 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1988 (MCL 287.301 et seq., MSA 12.545(21) et seq.), as amended.
(Code 1975, § 3-21)
St. Clair 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 the report. Our firm routinely obtains these for our clients. For a report filed with police department in Ann Arbor, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
St. Clair County Animal Control
Port Huron, MI 48060
No Fees Unless You Win A St. Clair County Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a St. Clair County dog bite settlement.
Contact Our St. Clair County Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in St. Clair 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.