There are more dog-friendly workplaces, restaurants, stores, and parks than ever before in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee. While many people welcome this change, it has increased the risk of dog bites—especially when owners fail to properly leash or enclose their dogs.
Cities in the mid-state area have leash laws and local ordinances that require all dog owners to keep their pets leashed, enclosed, or otherwise restrained to prevent them from biting or attacking other people. That’s because even dogs with no history of aggression can bite when they’re startled, anxious, or frightened.
Regardless of their size or breed, dogs have the potential to cause serious injuries when they bite. Victims can suffer permanent nerve damage and face traumatic levels of blood loss, especially when dog bites sever or nick arteries. In some cases, dog bites can even be life-threatening, as bacteria inside dogs’ mouths can enter the bloodstream and travel throughout the body.
At Ponce Law, our Nashville dog bite attorneys are here to hold negligent owners responsible for the injuries their animals cause to other people. If you or someone you love suffered a serious injury due to an unleashed or unrestrained dog, we want to hear from you.
We know how to collect evidence that proves the origin and severity of your injuries, and we’re ready to fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and lost wages. Call today for a free consultation.