Dog Bite Injuries in Nashville

by Staff Blogger | June 8th, 2016

Nashville residents have several great places throughout the city to take their dogs. From Centennial Dog Park in the heart of downtown to the trails at Percy Warner, there are plenty of dog-friendly places owners can let their dogs get some energy out. Most of these places have leash rules in place to protect both the dog and the people they encounter. When these rules aren’t followed and a dog becomes aggressive, the results can be devastating.

Each year, there are hundreds of dog bite incidents in Tennessee, some of which from repeat offenders. Aggressive dogs can pose a significant danger to people of all ages, including children. At Ponce Law, we believe negligent owners who let their dogs roam free should be held liable for the injuries their dogs inflict. However, proving negligence can be tricky.

In Tennessee, a dog owner can be held liable for dog bite injuries if it can be proven that 1) their dog was running loose on public property and/or 2) the dog has known vicious tendencies. You need an experienced investigative team on your side that can scrutinize the evidence and prove the dog owner’s negligence led to your injuries.

If you or someone you love was attacked by a dog, give our Nashville dog bite attorneys a call immediately. We’ll work to hold the owner liable for your injuries so someone else doesn’t suffer the same misfortune.