Charleston Dog Bite Injury Lawyer
Dog bite injuries are the most common type of animal bite injuries. This is not surprising, considering that dogs make up about 70% of all pets in the United States. A dog bite injury can be devastating. It may leave you in pain and unable to perform daily tasks, or you may have suffered from severe scarring or loss of mobility. A dog bite injury lawyer can help collect the compensation that you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages caused by a dog attack.
Dog Bite Injury Statistics
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that approximately 1.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Approximately 30% of these incidents result in hospitalization, while 10% require admission to a medical facility.
In addition to being injured by a dog, many people have their lives threatened by them: it is estimated that between 2000 and 2010 there were over 800 deaths caused directly or indirectly by pit bulls alone. Due to this high rate of risk and threat posed by these breeds it is not surprising that they have been singled out as being responsible for more than half of all fatal attacks on humans since 1990!
How Much Compensation for a Dog Bite Injury?
South Carolina ranks 22nd in average claim amount at $44,600 according to this article. The amount of compensation for a dog bite injury depends on serval things including, severity of injuries, long term harm of injuries and the dog owner’s insurance coverage.
If you have any questions about how much compensation for a dog bite injury might be available to you, please contact our experienced dog bite injury lawyer today so we can help.
Do You Have a Dog Bite Injury Claim?
South Carolina’s dog bite law is straightforward: If a person is bitten or otherwise attacked by a dog while the person is in a public place or is lawfully in a private place, the dog owner or person in control of the dog is liable for the injuries.
The law does not apply if the person who was bitten had first harassed or provoked the dog or if the dog is a trained law enforcement canine.
Otherwise, a dog bite victim may obtain compensation from a dog owner for losses such as:
Pain and suffering
Talk to an Experienced Dog Bite Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog, contact us. We can help you navigate the legal system and get compensation for your injuries. Our Injury lawyer, Caroline West, will guide you through the process step-by-step and fight for the compensation you deserve.