With many American households owning at least one canine, chances are you know a friend, a relative or a neighbor who has a dog. Many dogs may appear to be friendly, but it is important to remember that any dog is capable of biting or attacking – even a dog that you are familiar with and have spent a significant amount of time around.
A dog attack is no trivial matter. Victims can face serious injuries such as:
• Deep cuts and lacerations
• Puncture wounds
• Broken bones if you are knocked to the ground by a dog
• Disfigurement and scarring
• Loss of limbs such as fingers
If you or a loved one have been attacked by a vicious dog, the most pressing matter is for you to seek immediate medical treatment for your injuries. You may also consider filing a dog bite lawsuit in North Carolina or South Carolina to recover compensation for your injuries.
Dog Bite Laws in North Carolina and South Carolina
Dog bite laws in North Carolina differ markedly from those in South Carolina. Although both states have adopted “strict liability” laws (meaning that the dog owner can be held responsible for injuries caused by the dog regardless of whether the owner acted carelessly), the conditions under which these strict liability rules may be applied are not the same. Continue Reading