Animal Attacks and Owner Liability
Your Legal Options after an Animal Attack
The federal government estimates that 4.5 million people are bitten by a dog each year – that’s the equivalent of the population of South Carolina!
A million of those will require serious medical treatment.
While many of us are dog owners and most dogs make wonderful pets, there is strict liability in North Carolina for dog owners who keep aggressive breeds of dogs like Pit Bulls. In South Carolina, strict liability is the rule for all dog bites and all dog owners have a duty to keep their dogs under reasonable control.
What Should You Do in Case of a Dog Bite?
Dog bites can lead to infection, scarring, nerve damage, loss of motor control and psychological issues, such as panic attacks or trust issues. In other words, don’t try to convince yourself that “it’s just a dog bite and not a big deal.”
It is important to seek medical attention for dog bites.
It is also important to notify the authorities and make an official record of the attack.
If you have been bitten by a dog, an experienced personal injury lawyer at Lee Law Offices, P.A. can help you determine whether you have a claim against the dog owner’s property insurance.
We can also help you take the necessary steps to protect your rights and ensure that you are justly compensated for your injuries, any current and future expenses, pain and suffering and permanent scarring.
On Your Side, No Matter the Case
There are an estimated 35,000 people in the United States who will undergo reconstructive surgery this year after a dog attack. This could result in some steep medical costs and other forms of personal injury.
At Lee Law Offices, P.A., we are on your side in this matter. If you’ve been bitten by a dog or been involved with any other kind of animal attack, contact us today to set up a free consultation.