Whether you’re walking through Midtown, jogging through Percy Warner Park, or just enjoying Nashville’s outdoor activities, the last thing you should worry about is getting bitten or attacked by a dog.
Dogs are common sights on the city’s sidewalks, walking trails, and park paths, and while the overwhelming majority of them are friendly and properly restrained, some may be unleashed and aggressive—which can result in serious attacks and bites.
If you or someone you love was bit by a dog, it’s important to get in touch with a Nashville dog bite lawyer, as you may be eligible to pursue compensation for:
- Medical bills – Dog bites can result in severe bleeding, ligament and nerve damage, and even the loss of digits. Victims often need intensive care to stop bleeding, repair damage, and prevent infection.
- Lost income – When people are bitten on their arms, hands, legs, or feet, the ensuing pain, nerve damage, and tissue loss can make it difficult or impossible for them to go back to work for an extended time.
- Pain and suffering – Getting bitten or attacked by a dog can be traumatic. In addition to dealing with these physical trauma, victims also may suffer from emotional trauma, including depression, anxiety, and even phobias caused by the attack.
At Ponce Law, our legal team knows dog bite laws and leash/enclosure ordinances both in Tennessee and throughout the mid-state area, and we know how to help victims maximize their chances of getting compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.