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What are Tennessee’s Dog Bite Laws?

Are you a dog owner? Have you ever wondered about what would happen if your pet bit someone? Unfortunately, insurers estimate that about 4.5 million dog bite incidents occur nationwide each year. Some of these incidents result in personal injuries, requiring stitches, resulting in scarring and vaccinations. Additionally, in some cases, small children have been mauled to death by animals. Because of this, Tennessee has dog bite laws that impose strict liability on pet owners, depending upon where an incident takes place. Under these laws, victims who want to pursue litigation can hold a dog owner liable if an incident takes place in a public place. In these cases, a dog owner is considered liable for any injuries, regardless of whether or not he or she knew the animal was aggressive. This serves as a layer of protection for citizens, who may be attacked in a public space in an…
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