Do I Have a Valid Dog Bite Claim?

If you have been attacked by a dog on someone else's property, you may want to know, "Do I have a valid dog bite claim?" We can help you recover. Call today.

Question:

Can I file a personal injury claim after being attacked by a dog?

Answer:

Do I Have a Valid Dog Bite Claim?I was recently talking to someone from North Augusta who was attacked by a dog, and their first question was, “Is this an actual personal injury case?” The answer to that, in South Carolina, is almost always yes, really, because South Carolina has strict liability in terms of dog bites. In some states you have to show the violent propensity of the animal. In South Carolina, the owner of that dog has liability for any dog bite or attack that that dog inflicts on another person. That is the context of a personal injury case.

From there, what were your damages? What kind of medical treatment did you have to have? What were the circumstances of the attack? From there, you can build up your personal injury case. I would say it’s very important that, if someone has been the victim of a dog attack or dog bite to go ahead and get in touch with an attorney early in the process, so that that attorney can immediately begin the process of developing and prosecuting your case.

If anyone out there has been the victim of a dog bite, please contact our office. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

 


Were you or a loved one attacked by a dog and want to know, "Do I have a valid dog bite claim?" Contact the experienced North Augusta dog bite lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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