Dogs are widely known as “man’s best friend,” but not in all cases. Unfortunately, dogs are also capable of causing severe injury and destruction, which happens more than you think. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than 4.7 million Americans suffer dog bites yearly.
Depending on the size and strength of the dog, a dog bite can cause serious damage. For example, bites could sever a finger, damage facial nerves, penetrate body organs, cause infection, and certainly cause emotional trauma. The damage can range from broken and fractured bones to significant scarring and deformities. It is not uncommon for the victim to be so severely injured that surgery is required. If complications arise, injuries can even turn fatal.
When a dog bite injures someone, responsibility can be attributed to the dog owner, who may have had inadequate fencing or no dog lead, allowing the dog to run free. However, in the case of fencing, the property owner could be the apartment building owner, and the building manager could also be found negligent.
Sometimes, a person keeps a dog knowing well that it is aggressive and tends to attack certain people. It could target anyone who approaches it – especially children. Liability may also be attributed to a person in charge of the dog at the time of the dog bite. That could be a dog sitter, trainer, or anyone walking or handling the dog.
Experienced North Carolina Dog Bite Lawyers on Your Side
With an experienced and compassionate North Carolina dog bite lawyer, you can rest assured that you and your dog bite injury case are in good hands. At Daggett Shuler, our dog bite lawyers will secure the compensation you’re entitled to by law to recover while ensuring that the party responsible for your dog bite injury is held accountable to the highest degree.
The Winston-Salem dog bite lawyers at Daggett Shuler are here to help the injured people of the Triad community. If you’ve been hurt or harmed in an accident through no fault of your own, you need an experienced personal injury law firm that will be in your corner and protect your rights every step of the way. It’s our mission to help restore your health and livelihood after suffering a serious injury. Together, we’ll get your life back on track.