Charlotte Dog Bite Attorney
Dog bite injuries are often severe, and they usually happen unexpectedly. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, our team has extensive experience helping dog bite injury victims in and around the Charlotte area. We understand these incidents can lead to significant pain and suffering as well as tremendous medical bills and scarring. Our Charlotte premises liability attorneys are standing by to conduct an investigation into your case and help secure full compensation for your losses.
How Often Do Dog Bites Occur?
Certain breeds of dogs, such as pit bulls and Rottweilers, are notorious for their involvement in many dog bite cases. Experts, however, know that any breed of dog can bite or maul children or adults. Most dogs that people keep as pets are well-domesticated, but all have the potential for violent attack. They may be frightened, provoked, or in pain for some reason. They may be in unfamiliar territory — or off-leash in populated areas, in violation of municipal leash ordinances.
Data available from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that around 800,000 people need to seek medical care each year due to dog bites. Unfortunately, more than half of these dog bite injury incidents involve children.
Dog bites often result in severe injuries, and it is not uncommon for our Charlotte dog bite injury lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following:
- Severe puncture wounds or lacerations
- Severed veins, arteries, muscles, ligaments, and tendons
- Significant scarring and disfigurement
- Blood loss
- Amputated fingers
- Crushed bones
- Emotional and psychological trauma
What Are The Dog Bite Laws in North Carolina?
North Carolina is one of the states in this country that uses a “one-bite rule” concerning dog bites. This means that a dog owner who has not previously witnessed their dog be vicious or bite somebody else can often avoid liability for the actions of that dog if it bites another individual. However, after there has been a history of the dog biting or attacking somebody else, the owner is responsible for all future dog bite injury expenses.
However, there are still times when injury victims can recover compensation after a bite incident, even if the dog has never been anybody before. Typically, this will involve cases where the dog owner was negligent. For example, it may be possible to hold a dog owner responsible if:
- The dog was not properly restrained and was roaming freely in areas where it should not have been allowed to do so.
- The dog could be labeled as a “potentially dangerous dog” despite not having bitten somebody in the past period
- The dog owner was aware that their pet was a danger to others.
Contact a Charlotte Dog Bite Attorney As Soon As Possible
If you or somebody you care about has been injured by a dog in or around the Charlotte area, you can count on the team at Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC to stand by your side. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling complex personal injury cases, and we have the resources necessary to investigate your dog bite incident. Let us help you secure full compensation for your losses so you can recover and focus on getting back to living your life. When you need a Charlotte dog bite injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling us at 800-948-0577.