We bite back in our fight to protect the rights of dog bite victims in North Carolina and Virginia
Dog bite laws in North Carolina and Virginia put the burden of proof on the victims. To receive compensation for a dog bite injury in these states, the victim has to prove that the animal has dangerous propensities and that the owner knew or should have known these propensities. Proving the owner's knowledge can be very difficult, especially if the dog has not harmed anyone previously. Our attorneys understand the gravity of the circumstance when an animal bites or attacks someone and we work to build and prove your case.
Dog bite injuries can be serious and sometimes deadly. Sadly, the victim of a dog bite is most likely to be a child. These cases often involve scars, both physical and emotional. Physical scars are most often to the face, and the mental trauma associated with the injury can echo throughout the victim's lifetime. The cost of medical care, including rehabilitation and plastic surgery, can be exorbitant.
Sometimes you can fight for yourself—but not this time
If you or someone you love has suffered a dog bite injury or an animal attack, you need the services of an aggressive advocate to build your case and deal with insurance companies regarding compensation. An insurance adjuster usually offers a dog bite victim 10 to 20 percent of what he or she would offer if the victim had an attorney. The insurer itself ends up keeping the other 80 to 90 percent. Since a lawyer works on a contingency basis and takes only a third of the settlement or verdict, a victim who has an attorney typically receives two-thirds of the settlement or verdict— far more than the 10 to 20 percent that the victim would likely get without an attorney.
The lawyers at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, PC have extensive experience successfully negotiating with insurance companies. We aggressively advocate on your behalf so that you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries.
Typical damages that may be available in a dog bite case include—
Not all of the damages listed above may be available to you. Applicable law and the facts of your case may limit the available damages or they may provide additional sources of compensation.
Explore your rights and options—call us today
For specific information about the compensation that may be available to you for your injuries, contact the dog bite lawyers of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, PC online or call us at 1-888-351-1038 .