If you suffered a dog bite injury in Charlotte, NC, you may be eligible for a monetary award that covers your medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and other economic and noneconomic losses associated with the incident. The owner of the pet may be liable for your injuries, but it is up to you to take legal action and hold them accountable. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we fight for injured victims, including those who suffered from dog bites.
The Charlotte dog bite lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm want to take the time to evaluate your case, determine if and how we can help, and go over all your legal options with you. Our team never charges attorney’s fees until our clients get paid.
For a free, no-obligation case evaluation with a member of the legal team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm in Charlotte, call us today at (800) 794-0444.
Steps to Take After a Dog Bite
A dog bite can be scary and chaotic, especially when the attack is random and unexpected. It may also cause substantial pain, especially if the bite breaks the skin. Taking the right actions after a dog bite is critical to your health and well-being. Not only can it ensure you receive the most effective treatment for your wounds, but taking legal action can help you build a strong case against the responsible party or parties.
Find Out Who the Owner Is and Get Their Info
Just as you would after a car accident, you should get the other party’s name and contact information after a dog bite incident. If the dog was roaming free, and you cannot locate its owner, see if anyone else witnessed the attack, and get their information so we can get a statement from them.
If Possible, Take Photos of Your Injuries
If your physical condition allows, take photos of the bite wound immediately after it happens. Raw pictures of an injury can serve as powerful evidence when pursuing compensation.
See a Doctor Right Away
A doctor can provide you with any treatment you need to begin healing from your dog bite injury. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) points out, dog bites can carry various diseases and bacteria. Also, a medical exam conducted the same day helps form a definitive link between the bite and your injuries.
Dog Bite Laws in North Carolina
Under North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 67, a dog owner is liable for injuries caused by their pet in a number of situations. If the dog meets the criteria for a dangerous dog, the owner is financially liable for any injuries it causes, no matter the circumstances or situation.
An owner may also be liable in many situations for injuries caused by an animal not previously classified as dangerous. If we can convince a judge that the dog that bit you should have been considered dangerous prior to the attack, we can show that the owner is liable for your injuries regardless of the circumstances.
The Charlotte dog bite lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can evaluate your case and determine the best way to proceed with putting together a claim that makes clear the owner’s liability. There are many scenarios under which a dog owner in North Carolina is liable for injuries caused by their animal, and we can find the one that applies in your case.
For a free legal consultation with an dog bite lawyer serving Charlotte, call (800) 794-0444
Your Potential Compensation for a Charlotte Dog Bite Injury
Dog bite victims in North Carolina are able to pursue the owner of the dog and other responsible parties for compensation to cover both their economic and noneconomic losses from the attack. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we work together with our clients to make sure they understand the full slate of damages they have incurred, and we build a compelling claim to fight for every dollar.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of quality of life
In the event of a wrongful death, other forms of compensation may also apply.
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The Statute of Limitations in North Carolina
Under North Carolina General Statutes §1-52(16), dog bite accident victims have three years from the date of their injury to take legal action against the pet owner and other liable parties. If you allow this deadline to expire, you could lose your right to compensation, even if you have a strong case against the respondent. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can file a quick lawsuit if necessary, to preserve your right to pursue compensation. To learn more, contact a member of our team today.
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The Charlotte dog bite lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can get to work right away on your personal injury case. We will start gathering evidence and building a compelling claim the same day you decide to move forward with us. We understand our clients expect results, which is why we never charge a fee until you get paid. To learn more about our team, and to set up a free case evaluation, call us at (800) 794-0444.