Your Memphis Animal Attack Attorney
The Porter Law Firm, PLLC and our attorneys in Memphis are very knowledgeable of the strict law in Tennessee, which establishes strict liability regarding the owner of a dog that bites or causes injury to someone in a public space. These places consist of areas such as a street, a sidewalk, or a park. The dog owner is also liable if the injury happens lawfully in a private place such as their own yard, or if they’ve been invited on, or are licensed to be, on the land of someone else. Contrary to popular thinking, there are no requirements in the law stating the animal has to have a prior history of biting or attacking others. We can take the time to explain you your rights if you have been a victim of these types of circumstances.
Animal attacks have become frequent occurrence in many residential areas as a result of the popularity of owning aggressive breeds of dogs like Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, and Dobermans. There have even been recent reports in the media of people keeping exotic animals like lions, tigers, and other dangerous species as pets in unsecured backyard kennels. Because of this, many areas have actually put bans on certain breeds and animals into effect.
We too, often see that the victims of a dog bite or animal attacks are children. When the victim is a child or too young to defend themselves, the chances of serious injury, permanent scarring or even death are greatly increased. After a serious attack, those responsible for the animal may try to defend themselves from liability. We often notice owners may deny ownership of the animal, claim the animal was provoked, trying to build evidence against you to deny any claim for compensation. Protect yourself by hiring The Porter Law Firm, PLLC with extensive experience in animal attacks and bites. Be sure to choose an attorney in Memphis, TN and a firm that will treat you fairly and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.Contact us today at The Porter Law Firm, PLLC if you have any questions regarding animal attack law.