While a vicious dog can be an extreme danger, obviously, not all dogs are dangerous. What constitutes a dangerous dog? In North Carolina the legislature, by statute, has specifically defined a “Dangerous Dog” as a dog that without provocation has killed or inflicted severe injury on a person. In North Carolina people who own dangerous dogs can be held strictly liable for civil damages for any injuries to person or property that the “dangerous dog” may inflict.
Dogs are not always your best friend. Thousands of people are bitten each year by dogs. Children are frequently the victim of a dangerous dogs.
If you or your loved one has been bitten by a” dangerous dog”, the attorneys at Weaver Bennett & Bland can help. Frequently, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages may be recovered from the dog’s owner. These types of damages are often covered by homeowner insurance policies. When dealing with the injuries resulting from a dog bite, make sure that you hire legal counsel that will insure you get the help you need. Trying to represent yourself in a dispute with insurance adjusters and their army of lawyers is not a fair fight. Give yourself a fair chance and peace of mind by knowing that Weaver Bennett and Bland attorneys are on your side.