Dog Bite lawyer
Dog bites or any kind of animal attack can be devastating. Dog bite injuries are terrifying for the victim and often leave scars and a lifelong fear of dogs. As an experienced dog bite lawyer I understands how painful and traumatic these attacks can be. Even worse these bites are often from dogs belonging to a neighbor or family member. I have 30 + years of experience which helps you either settle the case or fight for compensation in Court. As an experienced dog bite lawyer I can help get you help with your medical expenses and compensation for the scars.
Dog Injuries in South Carolina
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, dogs bite more than 4.7 million people every year in the united States. Of those, 800,000 require medical treatment, including about 386,000 cases that require a trip to a hospital emergency department. An estimated 16 deaths occur due to dog attacks each year. The CDC reports that children ages 5 to 9 years old experience the highest rate of dog attacks and that attack rates decrease with age. This is probably due to children knowing less about how to prevent dog attacks and dogs being less intimidated by children. Nonetheless, not knowing how to prevent an attack does not constitute provocation and most children are not to blame for a dog bite. Attorney Lindsay Blanks can help prove your child did not provoke an attack if they have suffered a dog bit.
Dog Bite Laws In South Carolina
South Carolina used to have what was called the “One Bite Rule.” This meant that dog owners were not responsible unless the dog owner knew or should have known that the dog was vicious or hostile. This all changed with the case of Hossenloop vs. Cannon in which the South Carolina Supreme Court held that a dog owner is liable unless the victim provokes the dog. In 1986 The South Carolina legislature changed the South Carolina Code of Laws in 47-3-110 to provide that a property owner is responsible for an animal attack unless the dog is provoked by the victim.
The law protects children who are often the victims of Dog Bites.
Over 42% of all dog bites happen to children. As we all know, children do things that an adult would not do. Children do not realize the dangers of dogs and are drawn to things that look fun to them. These dangers these are called “attractive nuisances.” Tragically innocent children are attacked and even killed as a result of dog attacks. Dog attacks can cause nasty scars, broken bones and even death. The best way to make sure your rights are protected if you’ve been involved in a dog attack in the Charleston, North Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville or Moncks Corner area is to hire a dog bite lawyer who is skilled in successfully pursuing claims. We understand the devastating toll these dog attacks can take, and we’re ready to help you aggressively protect your rights. Having an experienced dog bite lawyer on your side is the best way to make sure that your interests are fully protected and represented. In addition to current medical expenses, the dog bite victim may be eligible for future medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering and other types of compensation to help make your life whole again. We can help you identify the types of losses you’ve experienced and may experience in the future to help you receive the maximum amount of compensation you’re owed.
Dog Bites and Homeowners Insurance Coverage
As terrible as these injuries are many homeowners insurance companies try to avoid responsibility to the victims. Insurance policies are written by insurance company lawyers to try to evade responsibility. You need a lawyer on your side to help collect for your medical expenses and other injuries. If you or a family member have been the victim of a dog attack DO NOT SPEAK to the insurance company. You should immediately contact an experienced dog bite injury lawyer for help.
Types of Dog Bite Injuries
Dog can seriously injure or even kill. There have been many bite injuries recorded in South Carolina including:
• Crush injuries
• Broken bones
• Infections such as rabies
Children are especially vulnerable because when the dog attacks them they are often knocked over which exposes their face, throat and other vital areas to attack by the dog. Any injuries to a child are terrible but these are especially devastating because they can result in lifelong injuries including scars or other injuries requiring life-long care. If you need a lawyer for a dog bite we serve the Charleston, North Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville and Moncks Corner areas.
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If you or a family member or loved one have been the victim of a dog bite, you owe it to yourself and your family to hire a dog bite attorney who has the skills and experience to get you the compensation you deserve. Getting legal help as soon as possible is an important part of getting the best possible outcome, so don’t delay. Call our office today at 843-863-1800 to schedule a consultation.
We have more than 30 years experience helping injured people protect their rights and maximize their compensation.
Contact the dog bite lawyer at E. Lindsay Blanks PA, today. You can fill out our online contact form or call us at 843-863-1800 to learn more about how we can help. Our Charleston truck accident attorneys represent injured people in Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Goose Creek, Ladson, Hanahan, Moncks Corner, Mt. Pleasant, Kingstree and all across South Carolina.