Dog bites occur millions of times each year, and the effects can be devastating, sometimes even lethal. Many cities and states have adopted rules and regulations that govern the types of dogs you can own, and how victims of dog bites can pursue compensation by the dog owners. In almost all dog bite incidents, the injured party will be able to recover compensation for their injuries.
North Carolina also has laws regarding contributory negligence, which may make your dog bite claim more difficult to settle than in other states. Contributory negligence prevents injured parties from receiving compensation if they contributed in any way to their own injury.
By contacting an experienced dog bite attorney as soon as possible after the dog bite, you will gain information on important rules and regulations like:
- Statutes of Limitations
- Comparative Negligence
- Contributory Negligence
- Personal Injuries
- Personal Injury Damages
Dog bites occur for a number of different reasons, the dog may feel threatened, the dog may be trying to protect its territory or owner, or the dog may be trying to establish dominance. Whatever the reason may be, dog bites are serious problems, and you do not deserve to suffer losses from them.
If you have been injured by a dog bite, you may be able to recover compensation. Due to the complexity of laws that would apply in North Carolina, you should seek the assistance of an experienced dog bite lawyer before filing your claim.
During the process of filing your dog bite claim, you will need to show that the dog bite you suffered directly resulted in the injuries you sustained. While a dog bite can lead to serious injury, it can also end in death, not to mention emotional and physical scarring. You may be able to recover compensation for a number of economic and non-economic losses, including:
- Medical Bills
- Future Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Permanent Disability
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Permanent Scarring
- Wrongful Death