North Carolina Dog Bite Lawyers
Providing Legal Support for Clients throughout the State
At Lanier Law Group, we have a reputation for building such solid personal injury cases that the opposition often throws in the towel. If a dog bite or attack has caused you injury, our legal team is ready to provide you with aggressive representation at every turn.
We understand that dog attacks cause more than physical pain—they are terrifying experiences that can leave emotional scars in addition to the physical ones. Everyone at our law office, from our hardworking staff to our experienced North Carolina dog bite lawyers, is here to support you.
The Most Dangerous Dog Breeds
Any dog is capable of causing injury, but smaller dogs usually do not have the strength to inflict catastrophic injuries. Certain breeds tend to be more aggressive than others. No matter what type of dog causes you harm, our experienced North Carolina dog bite attorneys are here to help you file a claim.
Statistically, some of the most dangerous breeds of dogs are:
- Pit bull
- German shepherd
- Doberman pincer
- Alaskan malamute
Our lawyers have extensive experience handling dog bite claims. If a vicious animal attack caused you to suffer serious injuries, or if a neighbor's nervous dog attacked your loved one, contact our office. We can quickly assess your case and help you file a claim against the liable party/parties.
Understanding the One-Bite Rule
North Carolina is one of 18 states that still follow the one-bite rule. Under this law, a dog owner is not responsible for an attack if the dog was not previously dangerous or vicious. However, if the dog has been involved in at least one biting incident, its owner is responsible for all subsequent attacks. This does not mean that if a dog with no history of viciousness bites you, you can’t seek compensation. Bite victims may bring a claim against an owner if the dog was running around loose at night or if, for some reason, the dog was likely to be dangerous to others. In other words, if the owner was in some way negligent, you may bring a claim—even if the dog has never attacked anyone before.
Protecting Your Rights Starts with a Free Consultation
Lanier Law Group is relentless when it comes to pursuing damages for dog bite victims. We have multiple offices located throughout North Carolina, including in Burlington, Durham, Greensboro, Greenville, Asheville, Charlotte, Wilmington, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, and Jamestown. You owe us nothing unless you obtain a settlement, so there is no risk in reaching out to a North Carolina dog bite lawyer at our firm today to discuss your case.
Schedule your free initial consultation when you call (855) 757-4204. We can travel to you if needed.