Protect Your Right To Fair And Just Compensation After A Dog Attack
The Tennessee legislature established a dog bite law known as the Dianna Acklen Act of 2007, which provides statutory liability for canine-inflicted injuries. If you have been bitten, mauled or otherwise attacked by a dog, contact Bateman & Bateman, P.C., to speak with a dog bite attorney in Clarksville about your legal rights.
The dedicated Clarksville personal injury attorneys at Bateman & Bateman, P.C., enforce your legal rights by making irresponsible dog owners compensate you for medical bills, pain and suffering from canine-inflicted injuries.
Tennessee Dog Bite Law – Tenn. Code § 44-8-4(a)(1)
The portion of Tennessee’s dog bite statute that assigns liability reads as follows:
Tenn. Code § 44-8-4(a)(1)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 the private property of another. (2)The owner may be held liable regardless of whether the dog has shown any dangerous propensities or whether the dog’s owner knew or should have known of the dog’s dangerous propensities.
Tennessee’s dog bite statute exempts military and police dogs from liability. The Tennessee dog bite statute also provisions a residential exclusion where victims must prove a scienter element, meaning the owner should have known the dog’s dangerous propensities. There is no applicable liability if the victim provokes the dog bite. Clarksville dog bite lawyers know how to handle the complex litigation involved in your personal injury lawsuit.
The experienced attorneys at Bateman & Bateman, P.C., know how to prove the scienter element to a jury and bring about a favorable result for you.
Contact Bateman & Bateman, P.C., For Your Free Claim Evaluation
The AV Preeminent-rated* attorneys at our firm have more than 60 years of combined legal experience. Our legal team seeks innovative strategies and solutions to resolve complex legal problems. Contact Bateman & Bateman, P.C., for your free case evaluation by calling 931-647-5959 or 800-264-0041 (toll free) to discuss your case.
For further reading on dog bites, pursuant to Tenn. Code § 44-8-4(a)(1)-(2), please click this link: Civil Liability For Injury Caused By Dogs
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