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Nashville Dog Bite Lawyer

Discuss Dog Bite Law and Your Potential Case With Our Nashville Dog Bite Attorney

Being the victim of a dog attack can be a traumatizing ordeal that leaves many emotional and physical scars. If you or a loved one has been attacked or bitten by a dog in the Nashville area, you must first seek medical attention. The second step is to seek the legal counsel of a Nashville dog bite lawyer as you may be eligible to recover compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical bills, including emergency care
  • Lost wages
  • Physical therapy
  • Any surgical procedures
  • Medication
  • Emotional trauma
  • Benefits for wrongful death

​How Our Nashville Dog Bite Lawyer Helps Clients in Tennessee

As an experienced attorney and man of strong faith, Stanley A. Davis aims to provide the guidance dog bite victims and their families need. The Law Office of Stanley A. Davis has worked with thousands of clients in the Nashville area. Providing legal services to individuals injured by dog attacks and bites, our law firm has helped our clients seek the compensation needed to recover from their injuries.

Our attorney takes great care to ensure our clients can focus on recovering from their dog bite injuries while he builds their case and navigates the legal process for them. Our 5-star reviews, client testimonials, verdicts and settlements speak for our proven record of success.

No Fee Unless We Win Your Dog Bite Case

When you work with the Law Office of Stanley A. Davis, there are no fees unless we win your dog bite case. It is our firm’s goal to do everything we can to aid you during your recovery. We can answer questions about your rights and the ability to file a claim.

Schedule a free consultation today.

Common Types of Dog Bite Injuries

According to a recent study, more than 330,000 emergency department visits for dog bites every year. Dog bite cases, even bites or attacks from small or medium-sized dogs, can be very serious. Unfortunately, children who are victims of dog attacks almost always receive facial injuries that may require reconstructive surgery. Other injuries resulting from dog attacks include:

  • Tissue infections
  • Open wounds
  • Fractured upper limbs
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • Infective arthritis
  • Pasteurella infections
  • MRSA Staph infections
  • Crush injuries
  • Death
  • Bone or marrow inflammation due to infection
  • Blood poisoning caused by bacteria (Capnocytophaga) in the canine’s mouth

Most victims of dog attacks will have extensive scarring, especially on the face. The face is one of the most frequent targets of dog attacks. If you or your loved one has suffered a dog attack, whether it seems minor or extensive, contact our experienced Nashville dog bite lawyer for legal help today.

What Is the Dog Bite Law in Tennessee?

In recent years, Tennessee has changed its views on dog owner responsibility. Specifically, Tennessee passed a law, the Dianna Acklen Act of 2007, which holds all owners accountable for the actions of their pets regardless of whether they were or were not aware of previous attacks. This statute takes the place of the “first-bite” rule. Under the first-bite rule, the dog owner was not responsible for a dog attack or bite provided there were no prior instances.

Tennessee Law on Injury Caused By Dogs

Tennessee dog bite law undercode § 44-8-413 holds all dog owners under strict liability for injuries and attacks that happen if a dog is not under “reasonable control.” A company can also be held responsible when the dog is under their custody and control regardless if there is a private owner.

Reasonable control means the dog was loose or otherwise not contained. If a dog attack occurs outside of a home or business to a random victim on the street because the dog was “running at large,” the homeowner or business entity that had reasonable control of the dog during the time of the incident would also be held liable for damages. However, the law includes a number of exceptions, including:

  • The dog is a military or police dog and the injury occurred during the course of the dog’s official duties;
  • The person injured in the attack trespassed on private, nonresidential property belonging to the dog owner;
  • The injury occurred while the dog was protecting the dog’s owner and other innocent individuals from the injured person;
  • The injury occurred while the dog locked or confined in a crate, kennel or other enclosure; or
  • The dog attack and injury occurred as a result of the injured individual disturbing, harassing, or provoking the dog in another manner.

Additionally, Tennessee is the only state that has a residential exclusion in the dog bite liability. This means guests in the owner’s home who are bitten by the residing dog, even if it is a particularly vicious attack, may not always be eligible for compensation.

Even if the dog has exhibited prior dangerous behavior and you believe the owner is strictly liable for your dog bite injuries, you may still find it difficult to prove fault or obtain the compensation you need. Most dog owners will try to deny what happened, and many homeowners, renters or other insurance policies may attempt to limit the damages for injuries and other losses caused by dog attacks. Do not risk your recovery. Speak to our Nashville dog bite lawyer immediately.

Contact Our Experienced Nashville Dog Bite Lawyer Today

Tennessee law for dog bite cases can be difficult to navigate alone. This is especially true given the overwhelming circumstances of suffering from a dog bite, or having a loved one suffer a devastating dog bite. Call our experienced personal injury lawyer in Nashville to help you during this difficult time. Our firm serves clients across central Tennessee. We have a number of past significant results for clients in Brentwood, Hendersonville, Lebanon, Smyrna and other nearby cities.

We take most personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing upfront and only owe attorney fees if our firm successfully gains compensation for your case. Our compassionate law firm will fight to make sure you receive the dog bite compensation you deserve.

Call or text (615) 866-3938 today for a free case evaluation.

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Real Injuries. Real Recoveries.


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    Our Nashville personal injury attorney gained a truck accident settlement in a case where the victim was hit by a truck driver and incurred soft tissue injuries. Medical bills totaled $14,000.00.

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    A 19-year-old female pedestrian was walking home from a bus stop in Davidson County, Tennessee when the defendant caused a pedestrian-car accident that killed her.

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    The victim was injured when the defendant failed to yield the right of way, causing him to suffer a ruptured disc in his lower back. Nashville auto accident attorney Stanley A. Davis prosecuted the claim and obtained this verdict for the victim.

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  • "Stanley Davis is an excellent attorney."
    Attorney Davis came through for me at a very difficult time in my life. I am truly grateful for him and his staff and would highly recommend his services. Even when my case was settled, the professional and friendly relationship didn’t end.
    Madelene G.
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    I recommend anyone to this firm as they treat you like a human being and not a number. I was clueless about the law in these situations... They took care of me more than I even imagined.
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    Mr Davis helped me on my case. He and his staff were very friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend Davis Law Firm to work your personal injury case for you!
    Nashwa N.
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    Stan and his team were great! When I had my accident I got caught up with solicitors, they did a great job getting me out. Stan handled my case with care and got me the max with my settlement.
    Breasia S.
  • "The Absolute Best Attorney in Nashville"
    Stan and his team have a "never give up" attitude and always put your best interest above their bottom line. This isn't your typical law firm. They're just good, honest people fighting to make sure you get what you deserve from your case.
    Geoff H.
  • "Stan Davis and his staff are beyond amazing!"
    The time and effort they put into my case blew my mind. Any questions, concerns, reservations, or fears I had they laid them to rest as well as provided me with reassurance.
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    Stan and his team treated me like family. The communication, respect, and care for their clients here are incomparable.  I wasn’t just a number here. I was their client, their friend. They are top-notch.
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