Dog Bite Attorneys in Raleigh, Dunn & Fayetteville
If you have been the victim of a dog bite or attack in North Carolina resulting in any kind of injury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation from the dog's owner for medical bills and other losses that you may have incurred as a result of the injury. At the personal injury law offices of Brent Adams & Associates, our one and only priority is to help you in anyway we can. Our dog bite attorneys in Raleigh, Dunn, and Fayetteville work to get you the compensation you deserve.
It is true that dogs are man's best friend. Unfortunately, man's best friend can sometimes turn into an enemy. Though it is not always out of pure viciousness, any kind of dog bite is extremely painful. In North Carolina it is every dog owner's responsibility to know how their animal will behave around other people. It is also the owner's responsibility to have his dog properly restrained in any kind of public situation or anytime the dog may come into contact with other individuals.
Your Legal Options After Dog Bite Injuries
If you have been the victim of a dog bite in North Carolina, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your injuries from any and all parties responsible. Laws and regulations regarding the legal rights of dog bite victims often vary from state to state, and even from city to city, so it is vital that you hire a good dog bite lawyer who knows and understands such laws and has experience in dealing with these kinds of cases. At Brent Adams & Associates, our skilled team of lawyers know what it takes to get you the money you are entitled to.
In all US states, a dog bite victim has the legal right to seek damages and compensation from a person whose negligence caused the dog bite. As an example, a person in violation of local animal restraint and confinement laws, or any person who knowingly kept a dog on their property with a known history of aggression towards people, is liable for all injuries caused by the dog.
In North Carolina, the owners of certain dangerous breeds of dog are held strictly liable for injuries caused by their dog. That means the owner has to pay for all damages and injuries caused by their dog even if the owner is not negligent or careless. Sometimes other people can be held responsible for a given dog bite incident as well. Under certain conditions and circumstances, any third party that knew of the dog's aggressive history can also be held responsible. This can include landlords, day care centers, and previous owners of the dog in question. In general, most laws place the responsibility for a dog bite on the dog's current owner and they are held liable for the dog's behavior, as well as the pain and suffering of any victim of a bite or attack from the dog.
Call Attorneys After a Dog Attack in NC
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a dog bite resulting in any kind of physical injury, it is important to contact a North Carolina dog bite attorney as soon as possible. Cases such as these tend to be fairly time sensitive, so the sooner you file your claim, the better chance you have at seeing your desired results.
At Brent Adams & Associates, we are here to help dog attacks victims. Our North Carolina dog bite attorneys work to get you the money you deserve for your injuries. It will not cost you anything to have your injury claim evaluated by one of our experienced attorneys. After we review all of your legal options with you, you will then make the decision as to whether or not you wish to proceed with your case.
Facts About Dog Attacks
Every year in the United States, as many as 5 million people, or roughly 2% of the entire American population, are the victims of some kind of dog bite or other related injury. Of all those people injured by dog bites, about 800,000 require some kind of professional medical attention. For those admitted to a hospital, the average stay for a dog bite injury is 3.5 days. Perhaps most surprising of all, each year an average of 10-20 people in the United States are killed in a dog attack--the majority of which are usually young children.
Case Results for Dog Bites & Animal Attacks:
- Animal Attack Settlement: $4M Chimp Injuries
Blog for Dog Bites & Animal Attacks
- Nice to Meet You: How to Greet a Dog
Description: Preventing dog bites can be difficult because every dog, no matter how nice, has to potential to be jealous. Learning how to greet a dog can help you stay safe.
- Dog Attack Defense: What to Do When a Dog Attacks
Description: Not many people prepare for what to do when a dog attacks, so read up on some dog attack defense tips. If you have been injured, seek medical attention right away.
- 3 Tips to Keep Kids Safe Around Dogs
Description: A recent NC dog attack took the life of an infant in Hertford. A family's 10-month-old boy was attacked by a large dog.
- Positive Rabies Tests Climb in North Carolina’s Orange County
Description: In 2011 there were 429 positive rabies cases in the entire state of North Carolina. Halfway through 2012, North Carolina’s Orange County is already filing its eighth case.
- Charlotte-area Dog Attack Injures Boy
Description: Not far from Charlotte and Rock Hill, a dog attacked an 8-year-old boy in June 2012. The boy had abrasions and dog bites over his entire body.
- Columbus County Dog Attack Injures Toddler: Tips to Prevent Attacks
Description: A toddler suffered head wounds after a dog attack in Columbus County. The dog attack happened just east of North Carolina’s Tabor City.
- Dog Owner May Be Charged With Murder After NC Dog Attack in Person County
Description: A Henderson, NC man died from a dog attack in May 2012 and the dog’s owner, if his identity is confirmed, could be charged with murder.
- Dog Owner Could Be Cause of Fatal Car Accident
Description: A NC dog owner, once identified, might face wrongful death charges after a young man was killed in a Wake County car accident.
- NC Dog Bite Attorney: Postal Workers Risk Dog Attacks in Spring
Description: Each spring, the number of North Carolina dog bite injuries and dog attacks involving postal workers goes up as the temperatures rise.
- Dunn, NC Breed Ban Proposal
Description: The Harnett Animal Welfare Coalition posted a copy of a Dunn Daily Record detailing a new proposal that would ban pit bulls starting in the summer of 2012.
- Signs of Rabid Dog Attack
Description: Rabid animals are stereotypically identified by a “foaming of the mouth,” however there are other signs of a rabid dog and they come in three stages.
- Two North Carolina Kids Among Victims of 2011 Fatal Dog Attacks
Description: In 2011, there were two North Carolina fatal dog attacks: one involving a Charlotte toddler and another involving a newborn in Bladen County.
- “Bully Breed” Adoption Restriction Dropped
Description: In late 2011, Cumberland County Animal Control proposed a pet adoption amendment to North Carolina county officials. The proposal was set to restrict adoptions.
- Tips for NC Dog Bite Lawsuits
Description: If you or someone you know was bit by a dog, there are laws that protect innocent people from negligent dog owners.
- NC Dog Attack Kills Infant
Description: Recently a 9-day old baby was killed by three dogs in eastern North Carolina, just south of the Triangle-area. The baby was found by family.
- Fatal NC Dog Attack: A Tragic Reminder to Supervise Pets & Children
Description: A recent fatal dog attack in Bladen County, North Carolina is a sad reminder to never leave young children alone with pets – even the family dog.
- Forsyth County Considers Outlawing Dog Tethering
Description: After pressure from animal lovers, Forsyth County will consider making tethering dog illegal - a practice that makes dogs aggressive and more likely to bite.
- Finding a Raleigh Lawyer for a Dog Bite Attack
Description: You, a family member or a friend may suffer the trauma and pain from a dog attack. Laws concerning dog bites are intimidating and often confusing.
- Gaston County Verifies Third Rabies Case This Year
Description: A third animal in Gaston County, North Carolina, has tested positive for rabies. Earlier this year, a raccoon and puppy tested positive for the disease.
- When Is A Dog Considered Legally Dangerous In North Carolina?
Description: A recent dog bite case in Forsyth County has brought up whether or not North Carolina dog bite laws are good enough and when a dog is considered dangerous.