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A dog is often referred to as “man’s best friend” and is considered by many to be a part of their family. They offer their family unconditional love; entertainment and a lot of them provide protection. However, when they attack someone they can cause serious physical and emotional trauma.

If you or a loved one has been attacked or bitten by a dog, there are laws in Nashville that will protect your legal rights. Contact a Nashville dog bite attorney to find out what your rights are and whether or not you are entitled to compensation under these laws.

What To Do After A Dog Bite

The laws regarding liability in dog bite cases vary from state to state. In Nashville, Tennessee, the most pertinent aspect of the law is the so-called One Bite Rule. If you are bitten by a canine, the circumstances under which the bite occurred are of vital importance when taking your case to court – the same goes, of course, if you are the owner of the offending dog.

The First Victim Free?

What, exactly, does the One Bite Rule entail? The rule essentially forgives the dog and owner of a bite or attack on another person; provided that there is no previous history of an attack by that dog. The dog, therefore, is legally “allowed” one bite, and the owner is shielded from prosecution in a civil case.

Essentially, a Nashville dog bite attorney would tell you, the owner of a dog that bites a single person had no reasonable expectation that their domesticated animal was capable of such an act. Only if the dog was to bite or harm another person in a similar manner as the first victim would the owner and canine be rendered liable.

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