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.