Tennessee Dog Bite Lawyer
If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you may have suffered serious injuries. If you were attacked by an unprovoked dog, your Tennessee dog attack lawyer can help you overcome your injuries and get compensated.
Dogs are everywhere, but that doesn’t always mean they’re safe and friendly. Getting attacked by a dog can be a traumatic experience, leaving you suffering and struggling to overcome the injuries you’ve experienced.
Luckily, the lawyers at Monge & Associates are here to help. Your Tennessee dog bite lawyer can help you get the compensation you’re due when you’re hurt by a dangerous dog.
Dog Bites Can Be Serious
Dog attacks are no laughing matter—even a small breed like Chihuahuas can deal severe damage with a bite. Dogs have long teeth, which can leave deep puncture wounds that can be easily infected. That can leave you suffering as you overcome the infection.
You may also be in danger of contracting rabies. This deadly disease is untreatable, but it can be prevented. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you may need emergency treatment, which can be scary and uncomfortable.
You may even suffer broken bones. Dog bites often happen on the hands, which have many small bones. A single bite could damage or fracture these bones.
Liability for Tennessee Dog Attacks
But who’s responsible for the attack? The dog actually dealt the injury, but you can’t of course hold the dog liable for your injuries. You may instead need to sue the dog owner.
Dog owners are responsible for keeping their pets from biting people. That means keeping dogs on a leash, and warning or preventing others from touching the dog if they know they’re dangerous. If their dog bit you, they can be held accountable for your injuries.
Tennessee Law May Impact Your Dog Bite Claim
You may need to do more than calculate the value of your compensation. You also need to protect your claim from statutes that could reduce or dismiss your claim. For example, the dog owner may claim you provoked the dog into attacking you. You and your lawyer may need to focus on proving the dog attacked you without cause, and that you weren’t warned that the dog was dangerous.
Tennessee also has a one-bite rule. That means you and your dog attack lawyer must prove the at-fault party knew or should have known that the dog was prone to biting. That shows they were careless with your safety and didn’t do their basic duty of care to keep you safe.
Get Help from a Tennessee Dog Attack Lawyer
When you’re attacked by a dog, you may suffer both serious injuries and long-lasting trauma. That trauma and your lack of experience in Tennessee’s courtrooms can make it tough to get compensated.
That’s what the lawyers at Monge & Associates are here for. A Tennessee dog bite lawyer can gather evidence, represent you in court, and get you the compensation you’re due. Start with a free consultation with your lawyer by calling 800-421-0174 or by completing the online contact form below.