dog attack

Exceptions To The One Bite Rule In North Carolina

2018-11-07T01:45:31+00:00

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 owner on notice that the dog is potentially dangerous. There are some circumstances, however, in which a dog owner will be responsible for injuries even if the dog has not had its “one bite.” Dog Bites In North Carolina If a dog over the age of [...]

2018-11-07T01:45:31+00:00

Leash Laws and Liability For Dog Bites 

2018-10-08T22:18:27+00:00

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 depend on the dog’s history, the time of day, end even where you live in North Carolina.    North Carolina General Statutes Section 67.12 Many people are surprised to find out that there is no statewide leash law in North Carolina. There are only two statewide laws [...]

2018-10-08T22:18:27+00:00
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