What To Do After A Dog Bite

Despite the old saying that every dog is "entitled to one bite," a dog bite victim in North Carolina does not have to prove that the dog bit another person earlier. It's only necessary to demonstrate its vicious tendency to try and bite someone.

In North Carolina, dog owners are responsible for injuries and damages caused by their dogs. State laws are significant because dog bites and animal attacks can be quite serious. Even a small dog whose owner swears is harmless, may become violent under certain conditions. Sadly, the victims who suffer most are usually small children, who may suffer lifelong physical and emotional wounds.

Negligence falls into two areas:

  • Letting the dog run free in violation of clear leash laws
  • Knowing the dog was a danger to others, and doing nothing to prevent an attack

Most people like dogs and the companionship they provide. But careless or negligent actions that harm innocent people, especially children, are intolerable.

How You Can Receive Help

At O'Malley Tunstall PLLC, serving Raleigh and Eastern North Carolina, we file personal injury claims in cases in which a dog has caused serious injury or death. Our lawyers are skilled in reconstructing the attack for juries, and showing every dimension of the injuries caused — physical, emotional and financial.

As in all our personal injury work, we assertively seek maximum compensation for the harm done to you or your loved one. We seek damages not against the negligent dog owner, who may not have resources, but against the owner's insurance company.

Contact Us Today ~ Free Initial Consultation

Call us at 252-823-2266, 919-277-0150 or toll free at 800-755-1987 to schedule your free consultation with one of our Raleigh dog bite injury attorneys. You may also contact us by email. We will meet with you and chart a strategy for winning your case.