A dog attacked me while I was riding my motorcycle down a public highway and caused me to crash. Can I sue the owner of the dog?
Yes. Under Tennessee law a dog owner has a duty to get his or her dog under reasonable control. If a property owner allows a dog to roam and the dog attacks a motorcycle you may have a claim against the owner of the dog.
Many homeowner’s insurance policies provide coverage for dog owners whose dogs cause injuries to others. If the dog’s owner has insurance coverage on his or her home, you may be able to make a claim against that insurance coverage.
Of course, even if the the dog owner does not have insurance coverage you may have a claim. The lack of insurance coverage only complicates the ability to collect any money you win in the case – it does not impact the responsibility of the dog owner.
An experienced Tennessee motorcycle injury lawyer can help you gather evidence and present your case.