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Our legal team deals directly with insurance companies to negotiate a fair settlement for you, or if necessary our attorneys can take your case through the North Carolina State Court system.

For over 40 years we’ve been helping folks in North Carolina get fair settlements in dog attack lawsuits.

We’ll sit down with you at your free consultation and discuss the events surrounding the bite injury. We’ll assess and discuss the options available for you and you’ll leave the consultation knowing your rights and any legal recourse open to you. There’s absolutely no obligation to retain Kellum Law Firm’s personal injury attorneys to represent you in your dog bit injury case. 

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Dog Bite Cases and The Law In North Carolina

Dog Attacks and Bites – Strict Liability or Negligence?Attorney For Dog Bite Injury

Dog bites may fall under two different categories of law in North Carolina. Each of these laws is very distinct and applies to different categories of attacks. When you add the fact that North Carolina is also a Contributory Negligence state, you can understand how important it is to seek legal representation from a dog bite lawyer when you have been harmed by a dog.
Strict liability laws apply to dog bites that occur by a dog that has already been deemed a dangerous dog. A dog can be classified as dangerous if they have previously bitten someone, has attacked or killed other animals in the past, or has chased their victim for more than 50 feet. Liability rules also apply to dogs that roam free at night.
If you have been attacked by a dog that fits this description, your attorney will seek damages against the owner under strict liability.

But what about a dog that has not attacked anyone previously?

Why Work With Kellum Law Firm?

  • 40+ years representing North Carolina residents in medical malpractice lawsuits.
  • Your Local Law Firm with office locations including Wilmington, Jacksonville, New Bern, Raleigh and more.
  • Free No Obligation Consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.

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Percentage of medical malpractice cases settled out of court.

WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF SETTLING A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE OUT OF COURT?

Over 90% of medical malpractice cases are settled out of court.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A CASE?

Under North Carolina law you have three years in which to file an medical malpractice suit, from the date that the injury occurred.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SETTLE A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE?

Medical malpractice cases generally take longer to settle than typical personal injury or accident claims, as out-of-court settlements usually occur later in the litigation cycle..

Generally if a malpractice case is not settled before suit, it can be estimated that between one and two years will elapse between filing suit and the case actually reaching trial. Our experienced malpractice attorneys will be working for a pre-trial settlement to be agreed upon, thus avoiding the potentially lengthy trial process and the risks of not achieving an adequate settlement.

WHAT IF I'M PARTLY AT FAULT?

As noted in the article on this page, establishing negligence and culpability in a medical malpractice suit can often be difficult. Furthermore, North Carolina law operates under the doctrine of what is termed “Pure Contributory Negligence”.

 

Pure Contributory Negligence

If it can be proven that the plaintiff was partially responsible for causing their own injury, then they are barred from receiving any damages in the case. Clearly this places a considerable burden on the injured party to ensure nothing done on their part lead to their injury or prolonged period of recovery.  Refusing a certain type of treatment post-surgery, without sufficiently sound medical reasons, may be an important factor. As might be failing to implement a post-surgery rehabilitation as instructed by the medical practitioner.

So it’s important to talk with a medical malpractice attorney as early as possible in the process, whilst all of the facts of the case are still fresh in the mind of the injured.

 

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Kellum Law Firm's corporate headquarters is located in New Bern, NC and has offices around North Carolina, including Raleigh, Greenville, Jacksonville, Wilmington, and more. We provide local residents with legal services focusing on personal injury law including automobile accidents, social security disability, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, and more.