Is the owner of a dog responsible for the dog’s bite?

The answer depends upon where the injury occurred and the nature of the particular dog that attacked you. There is a state law and a Memphis city ordinance against permitting a dog to run at large. Therefore, if a dog running at large attacks you, the owner has violated this law and should be responsible for your injuries. In fact, most homeowner’s insurance applies to injuries caused by the owner’s dog.If the attack occurs while you are on the property of the owner, then whether you recover will depend upon whether the owner knew you were coming onto the property and should have restrained the dog. Naturally, if the dog had vicious propensities, the owner will probably be responsible for the injury, regardless of where it occurred.