How to avoid a dog accident on a motorcycle

On Behalf of | Aug 2, 2022 | Injuries

When you ride a motorcycle, you know that you have to be aware of your surroundings. It’s possible for people or animals to approach you unexpectedly, and you may need to maneuver to avoid colliding with them.

One of the things you should be aware of is the risk of getting into a crash with a dog while riding. Whether that animal is chasing you or approaching you from the side, there is a risk that you could hit the dog and end up in a crash that harms you both.

The good news is that there is a simple method that you can use to avoid a crash that could hurt you, the animal or others.

One simple trick to avoid an incident with an approaching dog

If there is a dog approaching you to attack or chase you, you can avoid a crash by using this simple trick.

To start, slow down as you see the dog approaching. This is probably counterintuitive to what you want to do in that kind of situation, but the physics make sense. The dog is coming at you from one angle, and if you slow down, it will need to stop running or change the angle at which it’s approaching to adapt to your new position.

As the dog changes its angle of approach, you can start accelerating again. If you accelerate quickly (but smoothly), the dog is unlikely to be able to adjust to cut you off again. That means that even if it continues to chase you, it will be safely behind you as you ride off into the distance.

We’re here to help if you’re attacked on your motorcycle

You can’t predict everything that will happen on the roads. If you do end up in an entanglement with a stray or aggressive dog, you can take action to hold its owner responsible for any damage or injuries caused. We are here to help you get the compensation you need after an animal attack, whether on a motorcycle, a bicycle or just as a pedestrian.

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www.solomonlawfirm.com
1-877-LAW-HELP
(603) 437-3700
(603) 626-0030