Legal Help For You And Your Family After A Dog Attack
Some dog bites are nips that can be frightening but not serious, so long as the pet has had its shots and the owners take measures to prevent it from happening again. Others are extremely serious: Either a child or adult victim may need costly medical care for the wound, and visible scarring can require multiple surgeries or be a lifelong concern.
If you or your child has suffered a dog bite, or if you fell and suffered injury while trying to get away from a vicious dog on someone else’s property, please contact us now for a free legal case evaluation. Our premises liability attorneys will take your situation seriously, move quickly to investigate, and offer honest counsel about your eligibility for compensation.
Investigating Quickly To Document What Happened And Protect Your Claim
A dog bite injury may justify an insurance claim or a premises liability lawsuit, especially if:
- The dog has bitten someone before, is generally known to be dangerous, or clearly should have been on a leash or otherwise better controlled by its owner
- Injuries require costly medical care such as stitches, cosmetic surgery or ongoing psychological counseling
- The dog bite occurred while you were performing your job duties as a delivery person, mail carrier or repairman, for example — justifying a workers’ compensation claim as well as potential action against the negligent dog owner
We Will Explain Your Rights And Legal Options Clearly
Under North Carolina law, dog owners have liability if they do not exercise reasonable care to protect others from injury due to a dog bite or attack. Not doing so is negligence. Although many cases involve pit bulls, Rottweilers or other large dogs, it is important to recognize that any dog can bite — and that most homeowners have insurance coverage that may apply to your situation.
Fast action can be important. An injury that appears minor at first could lead to medical costs you did not anticipate. Anywhere in the area from Fayetteville to Wallace and Jacksonville or Whiteville to Burgaw or Bolivia, contact our Wilmington dog bite injury lawyers right away so we can document what happened. Our mission is to help you get money you deserve for an injury you could not prevent. Call 910-338-9813 or contact us online today.