Dog Bites And Animal Attacks In South Carolina
Getting bitten by a dog can be terrifying. Watching your child get attacked by a dog can be horrifying. Recovering from dog bites can be painful. If you or your child was attacked by a dog in Mount Pleasant, the city of Charleston, Charleston County, or any of the surrounding communities, our personal injury lawyers at Young & Young, Attorneys at Law, want to hold the animal owner responsible and help you get compensation for your bite injuries. When you need a dog bite lawyer, we will fight for you.
South Carolina Has Strict Liability For Dog Bites And Animal Attacks
In the state of South Carolina, the laws provide that any animal or dog owner whose dog attacks or bites another person is strictly liable for that attack. This means, that the victim does not have to prove that the animal owner knew or should have known that their dog was dangerous or could possibly attack or hurt someone.
Damages For Dog Attacks And Animal Bites
Victims of animal attacks may be able to recover different types of compensation for their injuries. Dog bite victims may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses and costs
- Lost wages
- Compensation for emotional distress, pain and suffering
In some cases, the court may even allow punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish wrongdoers for egregious behavior. For example, if the dog owner knew that their animal was dangerous and violent but did nothing to keep others safe, the court may award punitive damages in addition to compensation for your injuries.
An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to help you evaluate the types of damages and compensation you may be eligible to receive. At Young & Young, our attorneys have the resources and experience to investigate all potentially liable parties and hold them responsible under South Carolina premises liability laws and personal injury negligence laws.
Consult With A Dog Bite Lawyer For Free
Our personal injury attorneys offer free case evaluations and consultations. They also work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t have to pay attorneys fees unless they receive a settlement or win your case. To schedule your free appointment, call our office at 843-619-7755 or send us an email inquiry using our website form.