What Happens After A Dog Bite Injury?
At Burts Law, PLLC we understand that dog bites can cause serious physical and emotional scars. Generally, there are a handful of breeds that are responsible for the majority of dog bite injuries, but any breed of dog can bite and cause significant harm. In North Carolina, the owner of a dangerous dog shall be strictly liable in civil damages for any injuries or property damage the dog inflicts upon a person, his property or another animal. A dangerous dog is a dog that:
- Without provocation has killed or inflicted severe injury on a person
- Is determined by the person or board designated by the county or municipal authority responsible for animal control to be potentially dangerous because the dog has:
- Previously bit a person and either broke a bone or caused disfiguring lacerations requiring cosmetic surgery or hospitalization
- Killed or inflicted severe injury upon a domestic animal when not on the owner’s real property
- Approached a person when not on the owner’s property in a vicious or terrorizing manner in an apparent attitude of attack
Keep in mind that not all injuries in dog attacks are bites. Another common cause of injury occurs when dogs jump on people or knock people over when trying to attack another dog. Broken hips, arms and wrists are other common injuries in dog attack cases.
Dog Bite Injuries Can Be Costly
If you have been injured in a dog attack in Charlotte, consult Burts Law, PLLC to discuss the details of your case. Don’t hesitate to call our office today for a free initial consultation with our Charlotte Dog Bite Attorney.
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