Flint Ordinance: Vicious Dog Bite
Flint, Michigan has a vicious dog bite statute:
(1) Any dog with a propensity, tendency or disposition to attack, to cause injury or otherwise endanger the safety of human beings or other domestic animals; or
(2) Any dog which has previously attacked or bitten a human being or other domestic animal other than under the type of circumstances that would be justifiable.
(3) Any dog which has behaved in such a manner that the owner thereof knows or should reasonably know that the dog is possessed of tendencies to attack or bite human beings or other domestic animals other than under the type of circumstances that would be justifiable.
If your dog has bitten someone, not only are you strictly liable for that person’s injuries, but you also have to comply with Flint’s dog bite ordinance’s requirements:
- Your animal must be on a leash and muzzle
- Your animal must be securely confined indoors
- You must display a BEWARE OF DOG sign within 10 days of your dog being deemed dangerous
- You need an insurance policy: provide proof to the city of Flint of public liability insurance in a single incident amount of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) for bodily injury to or death of any person or persons which may result from ownership, keeping or maintenance of such animal
- You must also provide the city of Flint with 2 colored photographs of the animal
If you’ve been injured by a dog bite you may be entitled to a settlement or financial compensation. After a dog or animal bite it’s very important to contact a Michigan attorney as soon as possible. Don’t risk waiting. Witnesses, victims, medical care providers, and police may not have a clear memory of your dog bite accident and circumstances weeks or months after. Get the justice you deserve.