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Sorting out the facts after an animal attack in Tennessee

Dog attacks in Tennessee can lead to serious injuries, with the most common places for these injuries to occur being the hands and the face. Even a single bite could lead to serious pain and suffering, the need for surgery and scars that could last a lifetime.

This holiday season, dog owners advised to take measures to prevent dog bite injuries

Along with people across the U.S., Memphis area residents are busy recovering from the food comas they likely experienced during Thanksgiving and preparing for the upcoming holidays. During this time of year, families and friends gather to celebrate and be merry.

Dog bites should be taken seriously in Tennessee

People may be tempted to underestimate the effects of a dog bite or chalk up dog bite injuries to being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Regardless of the nature of the incident or the severity of the injuries, dog bites should be taken seriously, and any Tennessee victim may gain by knowing his or her rights. Not knowing your rights can result in you having to cover the cost of expensive treatments or other expenses when there are other options.

Pit Bull Dog Attacks Female Cocker Spaniel

My friend's cocker spaniel was attacked by a pit bull dog last week. Lila Grace (the dog) and Chris (the owner) were visiting their friend in her apartment. The owner of the pit bull thought that her dog was locked in a bedroom. She was mistaken. Soon after Chris and the Lila Grace entered the apartment, the pit bull saw the friendly cocker spaniel and immediately attacked. The pit bull bit Lila Grace on the left side of her throat; Pit bulls instinctively go for the jugular to subdue their victims.

Dog bites can result from owner negligence in Tennessee

A dog attack can be terrifying. Unfortunately, some people are negligent when it comes to pet ownership. This negligence can lead to an animal attack resulting in dog bites. Tennessee residents may be interested to learn that two Bristol Virginia residents were arrested following a vicious dog attack that purportedly injured a woman and her daughter.

Dog bite claims decrease in Tennessee

Dog bites can be very scary for everyone involved. In the past, insurance companies had seen an increase in dog bite liability claims in Tennessee and throughout the nation. Now, through more awareness and safety efforts, dog bite claims in Tennessee have decreased from 78 to 66 during the last year.

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