According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are about 4.7 million dog bites every year in the United States. While incidents can involve people of all ages, many do involve children. Dog bites can result in serious injuries and in some cases, even death as well as emotional distress. If you are involved in a dog biting incident in the Wake Forest, NC area it’s important to know your legal rights.
Attorney Hank Doyle brings two decades of experience delivering results-oriented personal injury legal representation in Wake Forest to clients both large and small. Here are some of the questions you may have about dog bites that we can answer:
Because dog bites are challenging situations, it’s important to receive the proper guidance and representation.
Dog owners assume many responsibilities, but the most important is keeping your dog under control at all times. This means the following:
By having full control of your dog(s) at all times, dog bites are less likely to occur.
Dog bite cases are no different than other personal injury cases. Victims must prove any negligence on the owner’s behalf. Negligence can be complicated. In dog bite-related attacks, an owner may be accused of being negligent if:
Being aware of these situations and what constitutes negligence and what does not can help you better protect yourself as a dog owner or a victim of a dog bite in Wake Forest.
Although a dog may lash out unexpectedly, owners usually have a good idea of their dog’s nature. A dog’s likelihood to bite can be influenced by many circumstances. Some of the most common types of evidence that have been used to determine if a dog had a propensity to bite would include:
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When you are involved in a dog biting incident, it’s important to seek legal representation to assure that your rights are not being violated and you are receiving the compensation you deserve.
The Doyle Law Offices are here to help you if you’ve been involved in a dog biting case. Call the Doyle Law Offices today at (919) 228-4487 or fill out the form below for a free, confidential case evaluation.