Charleston Dog Bite Attorney
Trust Your Claim with Sanders Law Firm, LLC
Our pets are a beloved part of our community, but in South Carolina, there are legal implications if a dog hurts someone other than their owner. If you or a loved one have been hurt by someone else's pet, you may be eligible to seek compensation.
At Sanders Law Firm, LLC, our dedicated and experienced attorney has been handling personal injury claims for 25 years. Attorney T.O. Sanders is AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubble® and continues to forge an impressive and formidable reputation both in and outside the courtroom. If you have been injured by someone else's dog, our firm is ready to help you explore your options.
We're prepared to help you seek justice in this matter. Call us at (843) 573-8828 today.
Understanding South Carolina's Dog Bite Laws
South Carolina is notably generous to victims when it comes to instances of a dog attack. Many states institute what is known as a "one bite rule," which states that if an animal has never acted aggressive in the past, an owner or handler may not be liable for damages (because they were reasonably unaware of the danger the dog posed). In South Carolina, this is not the case: Defendants can be held responsible for injuries following a bite or an attack—regardless of the dog's history.
Important factors in a dog bite claim:
- Any individual in possession of the dog during the attack can be liable.
- Claims are valid even if the attack took place on the owner's property.
- If the dog was provoked in any way, the claim may be invalid.
Asserting Your Dog Bite Claim
If you believe you have a dog bite claim, our firm is ready to hear from you. Injuries from these incidents can sometimes be serious, result in scarring, and often involve children. At Sanders Law Firm, LLC, our Charleston personal injury lawyers know how to develop a claim that thoroughly asserts the gravity of these incidents and pursues maximum compensation on your behalf.
Don't hesitate to explore your legal options during this difficult time. Contact us today to request a consultation.