Dog Bite Attacks
WHO IS LIABLE FOR A DOG BITE ATTACK CASE?
If you or a loved one was bitten by a dog, you need to know that North Carolina’s legislature has enacted several statutes that apply specifically to these types of cases. A dog owner may be deemed strictly liable for a dog bite injury to human beings (or property) if the owner intentionally, knowingly, and willfully allows a dog more than six months old to run at large at night while unaccompanied by the owner, a family member or some other individual under North Carolina General Statute.
EXPERIENCED DOG BITE ATTORNEYS
All dog bite cases are different, and our dog bite attorneys will review the facts and circumstances of your case, determine whether you have a viable case, and if you do, help you to maximize the value of your dog bite case.
Call the attorneys at Hardee, Massey & Blodgett today for your free case evaluation.
OUR GREENVILLE, NC LAWYERS HANDLE DOG BITE CASES
If you or a loved one has recently been bitten by a dog you may have a claim against the negligent owner or keeper of the animal. Our dedicated animal attack attorneys can assist you in determining the merits of your case.
A dog owner may also be considered statutorily liable if a dangerous dog inflicted the injury. In order for a dog to be deemed dangerous, the dog must be:
- Over six months old
- Running during the night, at large
- Have injured someone
- Have previously and officially been proclaimed as dangerous or potentially dangerous
Dog and other animal bites cause a variety of injuries and they range from minor, a break of the skin that will leave a scar, to an appearance-altering bite that could require multiple surgeries to correct, including plastic surgery. In many cases, the scars, physical and mental, from a dog bite attack can be permanent.
In North Carolina, those bitten by dogs can also recover against a dog owner if the dog previously bit a person (or acted as though it wanted to) and if the dog owner had prior knowledge of the dog’s conduct.
Dog bites can cause serious, catastrophic, permanent personal injuries, including scarring and deep wounds. North Carolina dog bite laws are favorable to those who have sustained a dog bite attack and the laws provide the injured person with multiple methods of legal recourse against the dog’s owner. Our experienced attorneys and staff will take your case seriously and work meticulously to help you obtain the compensation you may deserve.
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As always, a free consultation and flexible appointment times are available for our clients. Our dog bite attorneys are also available to visit your home if you cannot travel to our office. Call Hardee, Massey & Blodgett, LLP, today at 252-378-225 to get started. We are 100% committed to achieving a reasonable resolution of your case.