Dog Bite Claims
Dog Bite Claims
If you or someone in your family was bitten by a dog, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The experienced Charleston dog bite accident injury attorneys at Crantford Meehan know how devastating a dog attack can be, and we have the right experience to help you get the fair compensation you need and deserve.
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If you’re bitten by a dog, the compensation you could receive for your claim could help you pay for missed wages, hospital and doctor bills, and pain and suffering. At Crantford Meehan, we’re proud of the settlements and verdicts we’ve recovered for our clients over the years. We’ll be ready to put our skills and experience to work for you.
At Crantford Meehan, we have the experience to handle even the most complex dog bite cases and get our clients the compensation they deserve. We can help you negotiate a fair settlement, and as experienced trial lawyers in South Carolina, we’re not afraid to go to court and fight on your behalf if necessary.
If you’re bitten by a dog, we understand how scary it can be. In the aftermath of a dog attack, you should:
If you’ve been injured in a dog bite accident in Charleston, you may have a lot of questions. Listed below are some of the most common questions people ask after dog bite accidents:
Dog bite injuries can be difficult and expensive to treat. Some of the most common types of injuries caused by dog bites include broken bones, permanent scarring, tissue damage, head, neck, and facial injuries, eye injuries, rabies, nerve damage, wounds caused by punctures, and infections. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can also occur because of a dog bite.
In South Carolina, dog bites fall under strict liability law. That means that the dog bite itself is proof that there was a breach of care. When a person is bitten by a dog, either the owner of the dog, the property owner of the location the dog bite occurred or the person responsible for caring for the dog is liable.
If you were bitten at someone’s home, the homeowner’s insurance policy should cover the costs related to the dog bite. If you were in a public place, such as a park, and were bitten there, the dog owner’s homeowner’s policy may still be a source of compensation. Talk to the dog bite accident attorneys at Crantford Meehan to get a better idea about who might be liable for compensation for your injuries.
Here at Crantford Meehan, we work on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay nothing upfront. We only get paid if we obtain compensation for you.
South Carolina law does not require cyclists to wear protective gear, so you could still be eligible to seek fair compensation, even if you weren’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Although you technically have three years to file a claim, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Charleston as soon as possible.