Why Do You Need a Lawyer After a Dog Bite Injury?

by Staff Blogger | June 13th, 2018

Dog bites always have the potential to cause serious complications. Severe dog bites require immediate medical attention, as they can result in profuse bleeding and even nerve damage. But even minor dog bites can range from disabling to life-threatening, as they can cause a significant risk of serious infection that can become systemic and spread throughout the body.

At Ponce Law, our Nashville dog bite lawyers are here to stand up for the rights of anyone who was injured by a dog that wasn’t properly enclosed or restrained. Almost all cities have ordinances concerning dogs and how they should be handled around other people both in private and in public, and when those ordinances are violated and people are injured, owners can and should be held liable.

Having a lawyer on your side after being bitten by a dog can help in these two ways:

  • It helps you prove that you were injured by an improperly restrained or enclosed dog—Dog bite claims are dead in the water without proof. Our attorneys know how to investigate your injury to find evidence that both proves the dog attacked you and that your injury occurred because the dog wasn’t restrained or enclosed at the time of the attack.
  • It helps you get compensation for your medical expenses and lost income—Dog bites can be expensive, as victims may need surgery to address their injuries. They also may be unable to work for months or even years. We’ll calculate how much the injury will cost, and we’ll fight to get you full compensation.

Don’t wait to get the experienced legal representation you deserve. Call today for a free consultation.