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Crown Point Dog Bite Lawyer

Crown Point, Indiana – Lawyer Office – Dog Bite Lawyer – Vicious Animal Attack

Dog Bite Laws in the City of Crown Point

Aggressive DogAn unprovoked bite by a dog does not necessarily mean the dog is dangerous or vicious. In the United States, all dogs, regardless of breed or size, are presumed to be harmless domestic animals. This presumption can be overcome with proof of a dangerous propensity as demonstrated by specific conduct of that particular dog.  A dangerous propensity is the tendency of an animal to act to endanger the safety of people or other animals. Depending on the facts of a dog bite case, the dog’s biting of a person can be evidence of that dog’s viciousness.

Further, the City of Crown Point has ordinances that can be used to show that the owner of the dog was negligence that causes the dog bite to occur. Here are some of them:

Under section 90.01, it is unlawful for any person to permit or allow dogs, cats, domestic animals, exotic animals to be at large and/or without a leash in public or on private property that is not owned or controlled by the owner of the animal. Further, it is unlawful for an owner of a dog/domestic animal to enter another people’s property without that person’s prior approval and/or permission.

Under section 90.10, the City of Crown Point defines a dangerous animal as an animal that has a documented history of attacking other animals that were off of that dog owner’s property or has attacked, or attempted to attack, any person that was on or off of that dog owner’s property causing injury to that person.  Further, the City of Crown Point allows for a dog to be designated as a “dangerous animal” based upon the best judgment of a representative of the Crown Point Chief of Police who has reviewed the known propensity and/or the disposition of that animal to attack people or animals, to cause injury to people or animals, and/or cause endangerment to the safety of persons and/or domestic animals in the City of Crown Point.

Under section 90.11, the City of Crown Point defines that owner of a dangerous animal as a person who owns or keeps that dangerous animal regardless of the amount of time within the City of Crown Point.  It is clear that after a determination has been made that the animal is dangerous, the person who was designated by the Crown Point Chief of Police to make this determination must

notify that owner in writing of their determination that the animal is dangerous with a general discussion of how that animal was found to be a dangerous animal.

Under section 90.12, the City of Crown Point holds that the owner of dangerous animals must not keep these dangerous animals within the City of Crown Point.

How a Crown Point Dog Bite Attorney Can Help with Your Dog Bite Injury Claim

 If you, or a loved one, has suffered a dog bite injury due to the negligence of the dog owner or keeper of the dog, it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified lawyer who understands the law and possesses the skill to ensure that you get justice for your loss. Do not waste your only opportunity to receive just and fair compensation for your dog bite injury case by hiring the wrong lawyer. Get a lawyer that is experienced, highly rated and certified to represent you and/or your family. Get Gladish.

About Crown Point, Indiana

Crown Point CourthouseThe City of Crown Point is located in Northwest Indiana and is the county seat of government for Lake County, Indiana.  Crown Point has a growing population in excess 34,000 with a balanced mixture of both commercial and residential properties.  The “Square” in downtown Crown Point has numerous locations for dinning and shopping along with Bull Dog Park which has ice skating in the winter and summer concerts in the summer.  At the center of the “Square”, there is the historic former Lake County Courthouse that was erected in 1878.  The new Lake County Government Center which includes most of the Lake County Courts was erected in the 1970s and is located near the northern end of the Crown Point city limits.

Crown Point also has a Civic Center located at 101 S. East Street across from City Hall.  The Civic Center is open for public use and meetings of approved non-profit civic groups and service organizations subject to availability and compliance with certain rules, regulations and fees.

The City of Crown Point is also one of the few communities that still has its own city court which is located in the downtown area in the Civic Center. The Crown Point City Court holds hearings and trials on Tuesday afternoons that may go into the evening hours.  Note, the Crown Point City Court hears a limited number of cases that includes: misdemeanors, tickets/infractions and ordinance violations.

As the county seat for Lake County, Indiana, the City of Crown Point hosts the Lake County Fairgrounds. Lake County Fairgrounds has a variety of festivals and entertainment throughout the year. In August, the Lake County Fair comes to the fairgrounds. The 10-day fair is filled with carnival rides, horse shows, delicious food, live entertainment, animals and agricultural exhibits. The fairgrounds also are home to the Vintage Tractor & Farm Festival in July.

Recently, the City of Crown Point added the Lake County Corn Dogs baseball team which is a member of Northern League (formally Midwest Collegiate League).  The Northern League is a wood bat league made up of collegiate players that is sponsored in part by the Gladish Law Group.  Seeing its continued growth, the Gladish Law Group opened an office in the City of Crown Point in 2022 which is located a short distance north of the “Square”.