Ex girlfriend had a cat the bit and scratched me and i had to seek medical attention. Do i have any legal right to get her to pay for the medical bills in small claims court?
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Several factors will affect your animal attack case. Have you suffered any permanent injuries as a result of the cat bite? Did you miss time from work and as a result lost wages? Other information that will help determine your injury case is where the attack took place and if the cat has a history of aggression and attacks.
North Carolina laws require that every cat or dog that bites a human be reported to your local health director, and the animal must be quarantined for 10 days. You as a victim and your ex-girlfriend as the cat's owner both have responsibility in reporting this cat bite.
Please don't hesitate to contact us with additional questions about your cat injury case. We have more information about cat bite injuries in our blog: http://www.brentadams.com/faqs/what-do-i-do-if-i-m-bitten-by-a-cat-in-north-carolina-.cfm
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