Dog attacks are serious. Whether you were bitten in public or on private property, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries caused by the dog.
The knowledgeable injury attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda know and understand how South Carolina laws and court precedents apply to liability for dog bites, and we will determine the best course of action to recover compensation on your behalf. To learn more about what our Columbia dog bite lawyers could do for you, call our firm today.
Common Dog Attack Injuries
Especially when a child is the victim, a dog bite can cause very severe injuries, such as:
- Nerve damage
- Deep wounds
- Pain and anguish
- Emotional trauma
The medical expenses and lifelong trauma resulting from these injuries can be catastrophic. Emergency room bills and reconstructive surgery costs may be involved. If the dog bite victim is an adult, there may be lost wages because of an inability to work. Mental and psychological healthcare costs may also be added to your plate, if you or your loved one seeks treatment for the lasting trauma of the attack. Our attorneys fight for compensation on your behalf for all of these things after a dog attack.
What to Do After a Dog Bite Incident
After getting medical care for your injuries, you should call our attorneys as soon as possible. We will use all of our resources to begin building your case strategically. In a dog bite case in Columbia, you need an attorney experienced in these types of claims.
In South Carolina, the dog owner or someone watching the dog on the behalf of the owner is typically liable for any injuries caused by the dog. Even if you are at the owner’s home or another private property, you can still recover compensation for your injuries. If the victim was not allowed on the property or provoked the dog attack, then compensation is generally not awarded. But as the victim of an unprovoked dog attack, you deserve compensation.
Consult a Columbia Dog Bite Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog attack, consider contacting Whetstone Perkins & Fulda today for a free case evaluation. Our Columbia dog bite lawyers are committed to helping you obtain compensation and hold the responsible parties accountable.