North Carolina Dog Bite Lawyers
Charlotte Law Firm Helping People Injured in Animal Attacks
Dog bites and other injuries from animal attacks can cause long-lasting physical and emotional damage. From permanent scarring and disfigurement to mental anguish and fear, a person injured in an animal attack may never fully recover from his or her injuries.
At Warren & Kallianos, we have handled numerous dog bite and animal attack cases for our clients. With over 46 years of combined legal experience, our personal injury attorneys have the knowledge, skill and experience to help our clients obtain the compensation they deserve. Contact us to learn more.
Dangerous or Vicious Dogs and Premises Liability in Dog Bite Cases
Under the old law, dog owners were given what was described as a "one bite rule." In other words, liability typically would not attach to a dog owner if the dog had never bitten someone before. The one-bite-rule no longer exists in North Carolina. Under the current law, a dog owner may be held liable if he or she knows or should know that the dog possesses a vicious propensity and fails to take reasonable steps to prevent injury to other persons. Dangerous dogs include dogs that have killed or inflicted serious injury on a person or have been raised for dog fighting. Potentially dangerous dogs include dogs that have bitten a person, killed or inflicted injury upon another domestic animal when not on the owner's property, or approached a person when not on the owner's property in a vicious or terrorizing manner in an apparent attitude of attack. In addition, certain breeds of dogs (i.e. Rottweilers) are recognized as being aggressive by nature and therefore an owner may be negligent for not keeping the animal properly restrained.
Seeking Maximum Compensation for Your Dog Bite Injuries
As in any other personal injury matter, we will be able to help you recover damages for your dog bite, including compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent impairment and disfigurement. Often, future surgery for scar revision or medical treatment for scar management will need to be factored into any resolution of a claim. Our firm has extensive experience in dealing with some of the area's finest plastic surgeons. In short, our goal is to help you make as full a recovery as possible.
Talk to a North Carolina Attorney About Compensation for Dog Attacks
Contact our personal injury firm if your or a loved one has sustained a serious injury in a dog bite or animal attack incident.
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