3 Reasons to Call a Lawyer after a Dog Bite

Dog bites are very serious injuries, even if they seem minor. If a bite is deep enough, it can cause long-term nerve damage. It’s also possible for a bite to become infected, causing pain and other symptoms. If you are the victim of a dog attack in North Carolina, there are several reasons to contact an attorney.

1. Prevent Additional Attacks

There are very few people who want to see an innocent animal put down, but that doesn’t mean a dog with a history of biting should be allowed to roam around its neighborhood and injure people. North Carolina has what is known as the “First Bite” law, a rule that protects animals involved in isolated incidents and helps the state keep track of dangerous animals. Under this law, the state does not usually hold a dog or its owner responsible for a first biting incident.

Once a dog has a record of biting, however, it is classified as “potentially dangerous.” If the same dog bites another person, the owner is held liable. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, it’s important to report the incident so the state is aware of the dog’s behavior. By reporting the attack, you may be able to save someone else from going through the pain and psychological trauma of being bitten by a dog.

2. Stop Irresponsible Pet Owners

Because of the “First Bite” law, dog owners know it is their responsibility to train their dogs and keep the animals out of harm’s way. Unfortunately, some owners ignore their duty, leaving neighbors and visitors vulnerable to dog attacks. If you do not report your dog bite, the owner has no incentive to keep the dog under control. Reporting a dog attack also helps the state keep track of people who own and raise dangerous animals. Take (or have taken) pictures of yourself, documenting your injuries from the bite.

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3. Fight for Justice

The most important reason to report a dog bite is to hold the dog’s owner accountable for your injuries. A dog bite can cause deep lacerations and nerve damage, resulting in lost work time and ongoing pain. If you were bitten by a dog, it’s important to report the injury so you can get the compensation you deserve from the dog’s owner.The attorneys at Wilson & Reives are well-versed in handling dog-bite cases. If you need legal advice after being bitten by a dog, contact us for a free consultation. One of our attorneys can help you move on with your life.

Author: Richard Casteel

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