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Hammond Dog Bite Lawyer

Hammond, Indiana – Lawyer Office – Dog Bite Lawyer – Vicious Animal Attack

Dog Bite Laws in the City of Hammond

pitbullAn unprovoked bite by a dog or cat does not necessarily mean that the dog or cat is dangerous or vicious. In the United States, all dogs and house cats, 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 animal.  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 or cat bite case, that dog’s or cat’s biting of a person can be used as evidence of that animal’s viciousness.

Further, the City of Hammond has ordinances that can be used to show that the owner of the dog or animal that bites a person was negligence.  Here are some of them:

Under Chapter 91 of the City of Hammond’s ordinances, the owner or keeper of animals and pets are required to do the following:

For every dangerous animal that is being kept in the City Hammond, the owner or keeper shall be confined within a structure or secured enclosure along with the animal being securely muzzled and/or placed in a cage whenever off the owner’s or keeper’s premises.

Any owner or keeper of an animal who leaves their animal unattended for over 48 hours shall be guilty of abandonment of that animal.

The owner or keeper of an animal shall keep that animal under restraint, along with female dogs and cats in season being confined in a structure or secured enclosure that does not allow the female dog or cat to come into contact with another animal or person.

Owner or keeper of dogs, cats and nuisance animals that are allowed to be unrestrained shall be impounded with the impounded dogs and cats being kept for no less than 3 working days.  The owner or keeper of dogs and cats must ensure that these animals wear an identification tag/collar at all times when off the owner’s or keeper’s premises. No owner or keeper of a dog or cat shall fail to exercise proper care and control of their animals to prevent these animals from becoming a public nuisance in the City of Hammond.

How a Hammond Dog Bite Attorney Can Help with Your Dog Bite Injury Claim

If you, or a loved one, has suffered a dog or cat bite injury due to the negligence of dog or cat owner/keeper, 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 you deserve for your loss. Do not waste your one and only opportunity to receive just compensation for your 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 Hammond, Indiana

Building in Hammond, INThe City of Hammond is located in Northwest Indiana.  The City of Hammond has a stable population in excess 80,000 with a balanced mixture of both commercial and residential properties.  The City of Hammond has surpassed the City of Gary as the most populace city in Lake County, Indiana and is also the 5th largest city in the State of Indiana.  The City of Hammond is run by a mayor as well as a 9-member city council with Hammond’s City Hall being located at 5925 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, Indiana.

The City of Hammond has the Hammond Civic Center which is home to a wide variety of events including: music concerts, 219 Days, family events as well as numerous sporting events.  The City of Hammond put on an event called the “Festival of the Lakes” which occurs every July at the Wolf Lake Memorial Park, Hammond, Indiana.  This festival brings in well-known musical acts that include: rock, rap, alternative and country music which draw thousands of people every year.

The City of Hammond decided several years ago to get rid of the Hammond City Court which was located in the Hammond City Hall building. The Hammond City Court used to hear a limited number of cases that included: certain misdemeanors, tickets/infractions and ordinance violations, but these cases now go to the county division of the Lake Superior Court system.