Injured Due To A Dog Bite Or Animal Attack?
Dog bites can cause serious, sometimes permanent, damage to a victim’s nerves and muscles. Bite wounds often require multiple surgeries, and leave visible facial scarring and other permanent reminders which can affect a person’s self-esteem. These events can also have a serious financial impact, with medical bills and time taken away from work quickly adding up.
At the Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A., our Jacksonville attorneys have been helping accident victims in North Carolina recover the compensation they need and deserve since 1962. We are prepared to help you explore your legal options following a serious animal attack.
Dog And Pet Owners Are Responsible For Their Animal’s Actions
North Carolina follows the rule of strict liability when it comes to dog bites and animal attacks. In other words, a pet owner is liable for the animal’s actions, even if the animal has no prior history of attacks or other forms of aggressive behavior.
We can help paint a complete picture of the impact that a dog bite injury has on its victims in an effort to help victims secure full and fair compensation.
Will The Dog Owner Have To Pay Out Of Pocket?
In many cases, a dog owner’s homeowners insurance policy will treat a dog bite the same as it would any other type of premises liability claim. If this is the case, the insurance provider will likely be responsible for providing you with compensation. However, if the dog is a stray or if the owner does not carry homeowners insurance, then different avenues of legal recourse may need to be explored.
Contact Our Lawyers If You Or Your Child Has Been Hurt In An Animal Attack
If you or a loved one has been physically and mentally traumatized by a dog attack, we would like to hear from you. Call 910-378-0556 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation and learn more. With offices in Jacksonville, we provide personal injury representation to accident victims across North Carolina.