Risk of Tennessee Dog Bites Can Increase During Summer Months

by Staff Blogger | June 26th, 2015

While the summer weather may be drawing you outdoors, it’s important to remember that the risk of dog bites tends to increase this time of year.

Our Nashville dog bite lawyers say this danger was highlighted when a 73-year-old woman was bit by her neighbor’s dog earlier this month. Reports indicate the incident occurred on Wednesday, June 10, along Maryland Circle in Bradley County.

According to The Chattanoogan, the victim was walking along the road when the unrestrained animal charged and attacked. Emergency crews were called to the scene, and the victim received treatment before being taken to a local hospital for further examination.

The incident prompted local authorities to warn dog owners that if their animal causes bodily injury to another person, he or she will face felony criminal charges. County officials say they are still working to develop animal control services for the area

Owners of vicious dogs can also be held liable in court for civil damages, but proving a case can be a complex process. Having a Nashville personal injury lawyer by your side can help.

At Ponce Law, our legal staff has experience handling dog bite cases in Tennessee. We’re standing by to help if you’ve been the victim of a dog bite.