While riding my bicycle, my neighbor’s dog starts chasing me. The dog causes me to wreck and I injure myself. I incurred some medical bills.

Can my neighbor be held responsible for the dog chasing me?

The short answer is, yes. If you are riding your bike and your neighbor’s dog begins to chase you and causes you to wreck the bicycle and injure yourself, your neighbor can be held responsible if and only if the dog has shown any violent propensities, is what it’s called, in the past. This basically means if the dog has displayed some sort of aggressive behavior or an attack style behavior around your neighborhood and this same dog has done that type of behavior in the past where others may have observed it, yes, your neighbor could be held responsible for your medical bills and if this does happen to you or someone you know, give us a call here at Roberts & Roberts and we’ll be happy to help.

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