An estimated 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. About 800,000 will require medical treatment. Children are the primary victims of a dog bite injury. If a dog bit you or caused serious injury to a member of your family, you may be entitled to compensation.
Dog bites can cause puncture wounds and lacerations that may require multiple surgeries, including plastic surgery. Complications, including infections, are always a concern. Dog bites can also result in loss of sight, hearing, disfigurement and even death. Even with the best of care, the physical and emotional scars of a dog attack can last a lifetime.
Dog Bite Attorney Bubba Cromer and his staff are dedicated to helping dog bite victims obtain financial compensation that covers the full extent of their injuries. This may include compensation for your short- and long-term medical care, pain and suffering, lost wages, and even the emotional damage caused by the dog bite.
South Carolina Dog Bite Injury Laws
With very few exceptions, dog owners or keepers in South Carolina are responsible for the damages the animals they own or kennel cause to others. If you are in a public place or had permission to be on the property of the dog’s owner or keeper when you were bitten, you have a legal right to compensation for damages.