Exceptions To The One Bite Rule In North Carolina

North Carolina dog owners are responsible for injuries caused by their pets if they know that the pet is dangerous. Normally, in order for a dog owner to be held responsible for injuries caused by their dog, it must have exhibited some aggressive behavior, or have bitten or injured someone in the past, putting the [...]

By |2018-11-06T23:50:20+00:00November 6th, 2018|Dog Bite|

Leash Laws and Liability For Dog Bites 

You are walking down the sidewalk in your neighborhood, minding your own business, and your neighbor’s dog runs up and sinks its teeth into your leg. Your neighbor is responsible, right? After all, the dog wasn’t even on a leash! You may be surprised to find out that your neighbor is not automatically responsible for your medical bills. That may [...]

By |2018-10-02T19:41:38+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Dog Bite|

Breed Specific Dog Bite Legislation in North Carolina

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 [...]

By |2018-08-08T08:25:12+00:00August 8th, 2018|Dog Bite|

Dangerous Animals In Our Neighborhoods

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 [...]

By |2018-06-13T11:48:08+00:00June 13th, 2018|Dog Bite|
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