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If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you know how painful and frightening the experience can be. Unfortunately, animal bites are an all-too-common occurrence that can cause serious health issues, from painful nerve damage to infection and scarring. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 20 percent of bites require medical treatment and, unfortunately, children are most likely to be bitten. A South Carolina dog bite lawyer can help guide you through the process.
When you have been injured by a dog (or other animal) it can be difficult to know what to do next. But, getting medical attention should be your first priority. Victims may seek compensation for certain expenses, such as:
You’re not alone. Lean on us for guidance, we can walk you through your options. Often, the dog owner’s homeowners insurance policy covers costs related to dog bites. However, you must take action within the statute of limitations or your claim could be barred.
Navigating the aftermath of an attack can be difficult. If you’ve been bitten, schedule a free consultation so our attorneys can explain your options.
There is a lot to keep in mind when you have been bitten by a dog. Fortunately, the law provides solutions for those who have experienced a dog bite, and our lawyers can walk you through the process.
Generally, under section 47-3-110 of South Carolina code, owners of dogs and other animals are strictly liable for damages caused by animal attacks. Defenses can include claims that the victim provoked or harassed the dog, causing it to bite, or was trespassing without permission on the owner’s property. Fortunately, a South Carolina dog bite lawyer can work to protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve.
All dog/animal attacks are subject to the statute cited above, not just bites. For instance, if a dog jumps on you, causing you to fall and sustain an injury, the dog’s owner is potentially liable. Or if an animal scratches you and causes an infection, its owner may be responsible. Talk to an attorney to fully understand your rights.
We know you didn’t ask for this situation, we are here to guide you through it with a client focused and results driven approach. Schedule a free consultation to talk about your South Carolina dog bite injury.