For many people, taking their dogs on walks is among the few respites they get from being cooped up in their homes all day during the COVID-19 pandemic and Tennessee’s stay-at-home order. And while getting some fresh air and exercise is great for people and canines alike, dog owners must still exhibit the same caution and preventative measures as before to protect others from their pets. That includes always keeping their dogs on leashes and preventing them from jumping up on others.
When dog owners fail to leash or enclose their dogs, they can bite or attack people nearby, even if they have no history of aggression. Dog bites can cause serious complications, including severe bleeding, infection, nerve damage, and more. At Ponce Law, our Nashville dog bite lawyers believe that people who are bitten by dogs that weren’t leashed or enclosed deserve maximum compensation, especially when they’re facing big medical bills and a prolonged time away from work.
If you or someone you love was bitten by a dog, don’t let it slide. You may suffer from bite-related complications for months or even years, and you should be compensated for what you’ve gone through and what you may face in the future. Our legal team is here to collect evidence that proves the bite was caused by a negligent owner, and then to hold that owner accountable for your bite-related expenses. Contact us today for a free consultation. We want to put our experience to work for you.