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Who Is Responsible When a Dog Bites?

Determining who is responsible for a dog bite is a complex area of the law. Factors that can influence this include the dog’s past, the location, and how much time has passed since the bite. 

When you’ve been injured by a dog bite attack, your top priority should be getting access to the treatment and compensation you need. A Charlotte personal injury lawyer can help you determine who is responsible when a dog bites in North Carolina. 

Liability for a Dog Bite in North Carolina

When a dog bites, the owner might not be responsible for your losses. But there are certainly situations where this is possible. 

“Strict liability” means the owner is responsible for your losses, period. North Carolina law states that a dog owner can be strictly liable for one of two reasons: by allowing a six-month or older dog to roam loose at night unaccompanied, or if the dog previously injured, killed, or was declared dangerous. In either of these instances, the owner is responsible, no questions asked. 

From there, it can get trickier. Did the owner act negligently by failing to take proper precautions in their care of a dog they knew to be violent? If so, you may still find success as a claimant in a North Carolina dog-bite case. 

These cases are complicated, which is why it’s best to consult an experienced dog-bite attorney as soon as possible to find out if you have a case. 

Contact a Dog Bite Lawyer Today

Have you suffered losses as the result of a dog bite? Taking action could help you secure compensation to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and emotional trauma. 

Schedule a free consultation with a dog bite lawyer from The Nye Law Group today by calling 704-285-6319 or filling out the form below.

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