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Compensation Available for Dog Bite Victims


Attacks by domestic dogs, such as Pit Bulls and Rottweilers can cause awful injuries. In many cases, serious dog bites can leave permanent scars and even disfigurement. If these injuries are the result of an owner’s negligent keeping of their animal, the victim has the right to fair compensation.

Types of Compensation

Dog bite claims generally allow the victim to recover the same forms of compensation allowed in any other personal injury case.  Those include recoverable damages for:

  1. Past and future medical expenses.
  2. Past and future physical and emotional pain and suffering.
  3. Lost wages and future diminished earning capacity.
  4. Past and future disability and resultant impairment.
  5. Past and future disfigurement and scarring.

One of the keys in achieving compensation for dog bite victims is the availability of insurance coverage. Much of the recovery comes from making a claim against the dog owner’s homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy.

Recently, Maginnis Howard attorney, T. Shawn Howard was able to help a Hoke County family recover the $300,000 limits of available homeowner’s insurance for a young boy who was attacked by a pit bull.

North Carolina Dog Bite Attorneys

Compensation for dog bite victims is possible when you have experienced attorneys on your side. If you or your child have been attacked and injured as a result of a dog owner’s negligence, Maginnis Howard might be able to assist you with your claim. 

Our dog bite attorneys offer free consultations and handle dog bite cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay no attorney fees unless we make a financial recovery on your behalf, whether by settlement or verdict. 

To speak with one of our dog bite attorneys, call our office at (919) 526-0450.  You may also provide the details of your case using our contact page and a member of our staff will reach out.