Owners may say dog bites are your fault

When a dog attacks in Tennessee, it can be very traumatic, whether it attacks you or your child. Not only is this terrifying, but it can lead to an extended hospital stay, high medical bills and scars that may never heal. When you ask for compensation, though, you'll find that dog owners may use a common defense, saying that the dog was not at fault.

Instead, they'll say the attack was your fault. This can be incredibly frustrating when you're already going through so much.

The owners may have a number of different reasons for thinking that the attack is your fault. They may say that you got too close to the dog, for example, or that you even went onto their property. They may say that you taunted the dog or tried to get it worked up and aggravated, spurring on the attack. They may claim that the violence started with you because you attacked the dog or its owner.

While you may repeatedly claim that these things aren't true, owners will sometimes stick to these stories because they don't want to pay. They'll say that the dog has no history of attacking, so it must be your fault because you made it break character and strike out.

So, what can you do when you're being denied compensation on these grounds? You must know all of your legal options so that the outcome is fair to you or a loved one who was hurt. To find out about these options and to get the process started, take a few minutes to consider our site.

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