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Taylor Dog Bite Lawyers: Lawsuits & Settlements

Taylor Dog Bite and Attack LawyersOur dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Taylor 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.

Taylor Dog Bite Laws

In Taylor, there are laws that apply to dog owners.  These can be found in the Taylor City Ordinances.  Specifically, they are as follows:

Sec. 5-10.  Running at large.

It shall be unlawful for the owner of any animal to allow the animal to be found running at large, or outside of any fenced-in or secured area except on leash and under physical control.

(Ord. No. 87-165, § 7, 2-3-87; Ord. No. 88-196, 9-6-88; Ord. No. 94-270, 10-4-94)

Sec. 5-12.  Bites by animals.

(a)   Report to police department or animal control officer.  If any person is bitten by an animal, it shall be the duty of that person, or the owner or custodian of the animal having knowledge of the incident, to report the incident to the police department or animal control officer within twelve (12) hours thereafter. If the owner or custodian of any animal has any reason to believe or suspect that such animal has been exposed to rabies, it shall be the duty of that person to report the same to the police department or to the animal control officer within twelve (12) hours thereafter. 
(b)   Quarantine.  In the event of any report as required by subsection (a) of this section, the police department or animal control officer or animal shelter wardens shall take such animal into its possession and deliver it to the animal shelter. The animal shelter shall promulgate and adopt rules as it deems necessary for the procedure in all such cases and for the disposition of any animal delivered into its custody. Veterinary clinic or in-home quarantine is acceptable only if the animal is licensed and has current vaccinations (this policy is limited to the discretion of the pound master) and is to be under the observation of a veterinarian, for a period of ten (10) days. 

(Ord. No. 75-52, § 7, 2-11-75; Ord. No. 87-165, § 7, 2-3-87; Ord. No. 88-196, 9-6-88; Ord. No. 94-270, 10-4-94)

State law references:  Rules for control of rabies and the disposition of nonhuman agents carrying disease, including rabid animals, MCL 333.5111, MSA 14.15(5111); dogs attacking or biting persons, MCL 287.286a, 287.288, 287.351, MSA 12.537, 12.539, 12.544. 

Sec. 5-38.  Vicious animals.

(a)   It shall be unlawful for any person within the city to permit a vicious, fierce or dangerous animal to go unconfined and unrestrained on such a person's premises or to run at large.
(b)   No person within the city shall own, keep or harbor any dog or cat or any animal, licensed or unlicensed, which has attacked, bitten or scratched any other person, except in the defense of his owner, or the family or property of such owner, or which exhibits a vicious nature and molests passers-by when lawfully on the public highway, regardless of whether or not the animal is on the public highway.

(Ord. No. 75-52, § 7, 2-11-75; Ord. No. 87-165, § 7, 2-3-87; Ord. No. 88-196, 9-6-88; Ord. No. 94-270, 10-4-94)

Taylor 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 Taylor, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:

Taylor Animal Control
25555 Northline Road
Taylor, MI 48180

No Fees Unless You Win A Taylor Dog Bite Settlement

We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Taylor dog bite settlement.

Contact Our Taylor Dog Bite Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Taylor, 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.

Lawrence J. Buckfire
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