Dog Bite Injuries Can be Painful and Disabling

by Staff Blogger | April 4th, 2018

Many establishments throughout middle Tennessee are dog-friendly. It’s not uncommon to see dogs in offices, supermarkets, and other public places. And while most dogs don’t pose any threat to people, some dogs can lash out and bite—even those with no history of aggression or attacks.

People who are bitten by dogs can suffer serious injuries. All dog breeds have sharp teeth and powerful jaws, and their bites can cause muscle, tissue, and nerve damage. Some bites may bleed profusely and require immediate medical attention, and deep wounds can become infected, putting victims’ lives at risk.

If you or someone you love were hurt by a dog that wasn’t properly leashed or enclosed, the Nashville dog bite lawyers at Ponce Law may be able to help by:

  • Proving the dog’s owner violated a local ordinance – Dog laws in Tennessee are enforced on a local basis, but almost all cities, communities, and neighborhoods have strict standards for the handling of dogs in private and in public. Our legal team can determine if the owner of the dog that injured you violated an ordinance or law, creating a situation where the bite could occur.
  • Proving the dog bite caused your injuries – In addition to proving the dog’s owner was negligent, we’ll also collect records and other evidence to conclusively link your serious injuries with the dog bite itself. While we do that, we’ll calculate how much the dog bite will cost you, including medical bills and lost wages.

Dog bites can be serious, and they deserve serious representation. Get in touch with our legal team today for a free consultation.