In July 2018, a man and his dog were attacked in their front yard by another dog roaming the neighborhood. According to an article by News Channel 5, Cory Edmondson, the victim of the attack, said, “Before I knew it, he was attacking my dog. I tried to pry his mouth open, I even started kicking him a few times, but he wouldn’t let go.”
Stories like this occur more often than people realize.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries caused by a dog bite, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
In some cases, dog bites can leave life-altering injuries. The dog bite lawyers at Mitch Grissim & Associates in Nashville have the knowledge and experience to oversee your injury case.
We know how devastating it can be to suffer an injury by someone else’s dog. We are here to help you through the legal process.
The Dianna Acklen Act of 2007 was implemented after Dianne Acklen was attacked and killed by three dogs in a rural residential neighborhood. The state of Tennessee passed this law to allow dog bite victims the opportunity to obtain compensation from negligent pet owners for their injuries.
“The owner of a dog has a duty to keep that dog under reasonable control at all times and to keep that dog from running at large. A person who breaches that duty is subject to civil liability for any damages suffered by a person who is injured by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in or on private property of another.”
It’s important to file a claim after you’ve been bitten because if you wait and miss the deadline, you may be unable to receive compensation for your injuries.
If you have been bitten, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries. However, every case is different because injuries and medical treatment will vary. Compensation can possibly cover the following:
In some cases, injuries may cause you to take time away from work for medical appointments such as surgery and check-ups.
Pain And Suffering
This can include the inconvenience, shock, and worry you may face after an accident.
It can be emotionally scarring to suffer a dog attack. Compensation can be awarded to account for any emotional suffering you may have experienced.
Medical bills can include surgeries, physical therapy, and medication. Compensation can help cover any medical expenses incurred due to your injury.
Why Hire An Attorney?
Sometimes people are unsure if they should hire an attorney because they assume they don’t have a case or it will be too much of a hassle. It is always in your best interest to speak with an attorney to see what legal options may be available.
In some cases, people do not receive compensation because they never sought an attorney to review their case.
Our team will evaluate every detail of your case, such as medical bills and the extent of your injuries. It’s important to speak with an attorney immediately after the attack.