Charlotte Dog Bite and Animal Attack Attorneys
Helping North Carolina Hold Animal Owners Responsible
Dog attacks and other domestic animal bites are unfortunately a common occurrence. It is estimated that 2% of the population of the United States are bitten annually, with 42% of all attacks occurring among children 14 and under. If you’ve been bitten or attacked by a dog in North Carolina, it is important to understand North Carolina law as it relates to these kinds of attacks. The personal injury attorneys at Price, Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. may be able to help you obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, scarring or disfigurement, and pain and suffering.
If you’ve been attacked by an animal, it’s important to obtain compensation for your injuries. Call the Charlotte animal attack attorneys by dialing (704) 350-2630 for a free consultation.
Preventing Animal Attacks from Happening
Collecting compensation from owners of animals responsible for an attack can be difficult. In North Carolina, for an owner of a dog to be responsible, it is necessary to demonstrate that the owner “knew or should have known” of an animal’s dangerous tendencies, known as the “one free bite” rule. It is not necessary that the animal must have previously attacked someone in order to recover, but if the animal exhibits noticeably dangerous behavior, the owner may be liable.
While there is considerable disagreement as to what extent the breed of the dog plays in the frequency of attacks, there is little disagreement that attacks by certain breeds are more likely to lead to fatalities than others. In a 2000 study by the Centers for Disease and Control, the breeds involved in 67% of fatalities during the previous 20 years were Pitbulls and Rottweilers.
If you’ve been injured as a result of a dog or other animal attack, secure the help of the knowledgeable, experienced attorneys at Price, Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. We have successfully handled animal attacks across the state of North Carolina since 1979. Consultation is free and there are no legal fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.