Have you been injured because of an attack by your neighbor’s dog? Do you need help recovering compensation for any injuries you sustained from a dog bite? If so, contact the trained South Carolina personal injury attorneys at Anastopoulo Law Firm today for immediate legal assistance.
South Carolina is known for being victim-friendly when it comes to dog bite lawsuits. Further, the specifics of your case may help highlight the fact that you deserve due compensation for your injuries. Don’t hesitate to seek out professional legal help as soon as possible; contact the attorneys at the Anastopoulo Law Firm today.
Understanding South Carolina Dog Bite Suit Law
In South Carolina there is a strict liability dog bite statute in place that applies to both dog owners and individuals who keep and care for the dogs of others. Injuries resulting from a dog bite as well as other losses caused by a dog bite are both actionable in South Carolina, meaning the victim may seek compensation. Unlike other state statutes, a dog owner can raise the defense that the victim provoked the dog when attempting to avoid liability in court.
Under South Carolina Statute section 47-3-110, a dog owner can be held strictly liable for any damages suffered by another who has been “bitten or otherwise attacked” by the owner’s dog. Specifically, part of the South Carolina statute provides that:
Whenever any person is bitten or otherwise attacked by a dog while the person is in a public place or is lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, the owner of the dog is liable for the damages suffered by the person bitten or otherwise attacked.
Thus, anyone who sustains injuries due to a dog bite in South Carolina may be able to recover compensation for associated costs. Even if the owner attempts to show the dog was provoked, a skilled attorney can still advocate aggressively so the victim is adequately compensated.
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A dog bite can be a traumatic experience resulting in large medical bills and stress. If you have been hurt by a dog, allow the South Carolina attorneys at Anastopoulo Law Firm to provide you with the legal representation that you deserve. Make the prudent decision, pick up the phone and contact Anastopoulo Law Firm today in order to receive your free evaluation.