Dog Bites and Animal Attacks

dogAnimal owners are responsible for their pets. Pet owners are to follow all state dog bite laws, and if they know their dog has an aggressive or violent nature, they are to take the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of others nearby.  Under South Carolina Law, dog owners are strictly liable (the owner is responsible regardless of fault) for dog bites in most cases.

When you are injured in an animal attack, such as a dog bite, the dog’s owner can be held liable in court for your injuries. We will aggressively pursue your claim to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.

 

What to Do After a Dog Bite Attack

If you have been injured in a dog bite attack, you should seek medical attention immediately. Even if your injuries seem minor, it is important to have the wounds cleaned and disinfected by a medical professional. You will need to find out if the dog has been vaccinated for rabies. The dog’s owner should be able to provide you with this information. You should also contact local law enforcement, the animal control board and DHEC. When you receive medical treatment, you should ask your doctor if he thinks a rabies shot is necessary. You should also take pictures of the injuries and the scene where the incident took place so long as you are not trespassing on someone else’s property.
To learn more about what we can do for you in Upstate SC, contact Hunter W. Morris, LLC. Our telephone number is 864-679-9999 or 855.679.9997 (toll free).