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MOTORCYCLE Accident Involving Stray Dog

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1 MOTORCYCLE Accident Involving Stray Dog on Thu May 31, 2012 11:39 am

Katipunero


Arresto Menor
Good day!

I got into a motorcycle accident recently. I hit a stray dog that suddenly popped in front of me from nowhere, causing me to lose control of the steering bar.

I just want to ask if the owner of the dog can be held liable for what happened to me? I already reported it to the barangay and I confirmed that there is a barangay ordinance against owners of stray dogs.

Can he/she be penalized? I suffered no serious injury, just bruises and broken motorcycle. He/She has no financial obligation whatsoever because I was not hospitalized, but I took a leave at my work for 4 days.

I just want to ask how can I make the owner learn his lesson.

Thank you.

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2 not easy! on Thu May 31, 2012 12:41 pm

mdventura


Reclusion Temporal
If the dog escape from their owner they are not liable for what happen to you! As you said there aren't any serious injuries. What if it's a real stray dog without owner! who are you going to sue? have you got hold of the dog? Where is the dog? did you manage to kill it? if the dog is chipped (has inplant chips) then it can be tracked and you can track who the dog belongs to. Rolling Eyes

Katipunero wrote:Good day!

I got into a motorcycle accident recently. I hit a stray dog that suddenly popped in front of me from nowhere, causing me to lose control of the steering bar.

I just want to ask if the owner of the dog can be held liable for what happened to me? I already reported it to the barangay and I confirmed that there is a barangay ordinance against owners of stray dogs.

Can he/she be penalized? I suffered no serious injury, just bruises and broken motorcycle. He/She has no financial obligation whatsoever because I was not hospitalized, but I took a leave at my work for 4 days.

I just want to ask how can I make the owner learn his lesson.

Thank you.

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3 Re: MOTORCYCLE Accident Involving Stray Dog on Thu May 31, 2012 2:30 pm

Katipunero


Arresto Menor
On the day the accident happened, I managed to ask the people around the neighborhood for the owner of the dog, and they gave me a name. The owner did not face me so I thought she was afraid. So I just went to the barangay to report the incident.

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4 Re: MOTORCYCLE Accident Involving Stray Dog on Thu May 31, 2012 3:05 pm

mdventura


Reclusion Temporal
If the incident has been reported to the Barangay they should follow it up and speak to the dog owner. All you have to do is follow it up from the Baranggay if they are pursuing it. It's their responsibility to speak to the owner you can go with them if you wish but to be in a safe side you should not speak directly to her as she may be able to have a chance to twist the story and have a chance to give you a counter complaint. It is always better to be safe than sorry as we say. It is always worth trying than making speculations that she is avoiding you, who knows? she may be willing to settle the problem... Goodluck on this... Neutral

Katipunero wrote:On the day the accident happened, I managed to ask the people around the neighborhood for the owner of the dog, and they gave me a name. The owner did not face me so I thought she was afraid. So I just went to the barangay to report the incident.

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5 Re: MOTORCYCLE Accident Involving Stray Dog on Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:12 am

attyLLL


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file a formal complaint at the bgy against the owner of the dog if you really want to pursue this.


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