Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Dog Bite Lawyers
Dog bite injuries can stay with a person for their entire life. The impact can be physical, such as disfigurement or scarring, or emotional, manifesting itself as a fear of all dogs. At Downer, Walters & Mitchener, P.A., we pursue compensation for injuries sustained from an animal attack.
To learn more about how we can help you recover compensation for a dog bite, contact one of our North Carolina dog bite attorneys. We offer free initial consultations, contingent attorney’s fees, and Saturday hours from 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Our local Charlotte, North Carolina, phone number is 704-348-6700, and we can be reached outside Charlotte at 1-800-332-2486.
Dog Bite Injuries in North Carolina
Dog bite injuries can result in scarring and disfigurement to virtually all parts of the body, including the face, neck, legs, and arms. Dog bites can cause anything from eye injuries to rotator cuff injuries. We represent people who have been attacked by dogs. In North Carolina, dogs may get “one free bite." Often when a dog bites a second time, showing a propensity for violence, the dog’s owner is strictly liable. North Carolina is also a contributory negligence state—if the person who was bit can be proven to be at fault in even the slightest way, obtaining full compensation is very unlikely. These dog bite laws call for injured people to be represented by highly experienced attorneys.
Dog Bite Injuries to Children
When children are bit by dogs, the trauma is physical and emotional. We help parents on behalf of their children. Compensation for children can be used for future medical bills and counseling.