Q My son was bit by a dog a year ago in North Carolina. Is it too late to file a claim?
The statutes of limitations affecting injury cases in North Carolina vary depending on the type of accident. You may be worried it's too late and that you lost the legal opportunity to file a claim. For dog bite injury cases in the Tar Heel State, as of this writing, victims have three years from the date of attack.
Basic North Carolina dog bite laws not only include this deadline, but other critical requirements like the One-Bite Rule. Owner liability is important to review, but there may be other areas of negligence that contributed to the dog bite victim's injuries. Was the victim a minor and a guardian failed to maintain adequate supervision? Was someone other than the dog owner responsible for the animal at the time of the accident? Before pursuing a claim, meet with dog bite injury attorneys. Our lawyers in Raleigh, Fayetteville, and Dunn offer complimentary case evaluations in our offices, your home, or your hospital.