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Breed Specific Dog Bite Legislation in North Carolina

2018-08-08T08:27:17+00:00

North Carolina, like many states, follows a “one bite” rule in determining an owner’s liability for injuries inflicted by pets. If a dog has previously bitten or attacked someone, or has been declared by a local animal control agency to be “potentially dangerous,” the owner is on notice that their pet is dangerous, and will be held strictly liable if the pet injures someone. Strict liability means that the owner does not have to be found negligent in order to be found responsible for injuries or property damage resulting from an attack by his pet.   Aggressive Breeds  Animal lovers, animal control [...]

2018-08-08T08:27:17+00:00

Dangerous Animals In Our Neighborhoods

2018-06-13T17:23:04+00:00

According to the SPCA, Americans own 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats. Most of them are well-behaved, but accidental bites and scratches happen. What happens when the bite is not entirely accidental? Most people have a story about the one dog in the neighborhood that everyone avoids. Often, neighbors are frustrated by the local authority’s apparent lack of concern over the presence of dangerous animals in residential areas.   The "One Bite" Rule Of North Carolina In North Carolina, as in many other states, pets are allowed one bite. While not necessarily restricted to bites, the one-bite rule allows pet owners to avoid [...]

2018-06-13T17:23:04+00:00

The One Bite Rule In North Carolina

2018-05-22T16:28:38+00:00

There are several ways to recover damages against the owner of a dog who injures a person in North Carolina. The first is by proving that the owner of the dog was negligent in some way, for example, that the owner had some reason to believe that the dog could cause harm and still allowed the dog to interact with people. The “one bite rule” is a way in which negligence can be established. Essentially, the owner of an animal is not responsible for injuries inflicted by their animals until the owner has a reason to believe that the animal might [...]

2018-05-22T16:28:38+00:00
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