We hold owners responsible when people get injured
Not all dogs are friendly. Some will attack people if left unsecured. If you've been bitten by a dog in South Carolina, the experienced dog bite attorneys at Lourie Law Firm may be able to help you recover compensation for your injuries.
It can be extremely frightening to be attacked by a dog. They have sharp teeth and strong jaws that can inflict a lot of damage. A dog bite victim can suffer severe puncture wounds, which could become infected. There may be nerve damage that affects movement. Reconstructive surgery may be needed, and victims can be left with permanent scars. A dog attack can also cause emotional trauma, especially in children.
South Carolina does not have a "one bite rule." What this means is that it doesn't matter if a dog has bitten anyone before. If you were bitten, you can seek to hold the owner responsible. There is no free pass for dog owners. As long as the victim was not trespassing or breaking any laws at the time of the attack, the owner can be held liable.
You may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses, property damage (torn clothing or broken glasses, for example), lost income if you can't work, and pain and suffering.
Holding owners responsible
Dog bite cases can be difficult to pursue, but the experienced attorneys at Lourie Law Firm know how to establish negligence. Our legal team will review all evidence of the attack. This includes medical records, any photographs and other documentation. We can then advise you of your options.
The owner of the dog may deny responsibility and even try to put the blame on you. We won't stand for that. We'll focus on the facts and build a strong case that the insurance companies can't deny. We are often able to negotiate a settlement that meets the needs of our clients.
Our legal team will review all evidence of the attack. This includes medical records, any photographs and other documentation. We can then advise you of your options.
No victim deserves legal aid more than an injured child. We have the resources to help.
If your child was attacked, we can help you pursue other claims related to the dog bite. For example, there may be an issue of negligent supervision. We can also help you set up a conservatorship that protects any financial settlement we negotiate for your child.
Our firm has been helping personal injury victims since 1956. We treat our clients with respect and have the resources needed to win their cases. We offer the personal interaction of a small firm, but the full service of a much larger firm. We are dedicated to getting results for our clients.
If you or your child has suffered a dog bite, it's important to act fast. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can work to preserve evidence that establishes negligence on the part of the dog owner. We offer a free and confidential consultation, and you won't owe us a cent until we recover for you. Contact Lourie Law Firm to speak to one of our experienced attorneys. Learn what your legal options are.