While some dog bites are harmless, many others result in serious injuries, expensive medical care and a lifetime of physical and emotional scarring. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, it is in your best interest to talk to an attorney about your rights.
At The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., in Cary, North Carolina, we represent honest, hardworking people who have been hurt by dog bites. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve for damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
In personal injury cases, one of the most common tactics used by the insurance companies to deny claims is to claim contributory negligence on the part of the injury victim. Depending on the circumstances, this defense may not apply in dog bite cases, especially if the dog is a “dangerous dog” as defined under North Carolina law. In many cases, if a dog bites you, the owner may be strictly liable to you for the dog’s attack, and the owner’s insurance company is responsible for providing you with compensation. Also there is no longer a “one free bite” rule for “non-dangerous” dogs under North Carolina law.
We will fight to ensure that any settlement or verdict supplies you with the full compensation you need to cover current and future medical expenses as well as other damages.
We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your dog bite case. Contact our firm for a free consultation.