dog bites

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

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 [...]

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