At Maurer Law, we take all Charlotte dog bite injury cases very seriously. We know injuries from a dog attack can be painful and sometimes even life-altering and disfiguring. We are here to zealously advocate for our clients to help them receive the compensation and other relief they are owed, including medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent disability, loss of consortium, loss off enjoyment of life, and in certain cases even punitive damages.North Carolina’s Complex Dog Bite Laws
Often, victims harmed in a dog attack are intimidated by North Carolina’s complex laws surrounding dog bite injuries, including the fact that this is a so called “one-free-bite” state. This rule typically gives a dog owner a free pass if this is the first time that the dog has harmed someone. However, every situation is different, and there are exceptions to every rule. In North Carolina, there are still many dog bite injury scenarios where a victim can recover the full value on their claim.
So, with that said, even if this is the first time the dog has bitten someone, there may be circumstances in which the state’s “one bite” protection no longer applies and the owner can still be held liable. The state also has strict liability laws when it comes to holding the owners of dogs that have previously been deemed “dangerous” or “potentially dangerous” responsible when their animal causes harm to someone else.
There is also North Carolina’s contributory negligence law, which prevents an injury victim from obtaining financial recovery if he or she is found to have been even partially at fault in causing the incident. But, just like the “one-free-bite” rule, this law has exceptions and does not come into play in every case.
All of this is why if you or someone you love has been injured in a dog attack, you need to call an experienced Charlotte dog bite injury law firm right away. At Maurer Law, we are familiar with the complexities of the state’s laws regarding dog bites. We are known for getting our clients the compensation they are owed even when other North Carolina personal injury law firms have thought a successful outcome was impossible.Former Insurance Defense Attorney Now On Your Side
Many North Carolina dog bite owners will have insurance coverage under their homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy for injuries caused by their animal. It is important to remember, however, that these insurance companies are never on the victim’s side.
As a former insurance defense attorney, Charlotte dog bite lawyer Mike Maurer knows the kinds of tactics insurance companies will try to employ, including delaying and obfuscating a claim or getting the injured party to settle for less than what they are entitled. He has also seen insurers deny perfectly legitimate claims when they knew there was no one there to fight for the injured person’s rights. Attorney Maurer is here to protect his clients from such maneuverings while maximizing their chances for the best financial recovery possible.Zealous Representation Along With Personalized Attention
At Maurer Law, we dive deep into every case we agree to take on, dedicating the resources, time, and attention that each claim deserves. Led by Attorney Maurer, we are not afraid to take on hard-to-win cases that many other North Carolina injury law firms are scared to touch. That said, we also won’t waste your time. If we don’t think that your case is viable for evidentiary or legal reasons, we will tell you right away.
We cannot guarantee a particular outcome in a case, but clients are always guaranteed superior service, personalized attention, as well as zealous and diligent legal representation. To find out more about what it’s like to work with us, read the testimonials from some of our clients.Contact An Experienced Dog Bite Attorney in Charlotte
It is important that you take action as soon as possible to maximize your chances of recovery in your Charlotte dog injury case. Contact Maurer Law today to schedule your free, no obligation initial case consultation. You can contact us online or call 888-258-1087.