If you have been injured in a dog attack, you should immediately seek counsel from a reputable Bluffton dog bite lawyer. Many of these vicious attacks are caused by negligent owners and that could mean that you are entitled to compensation for the medical and psychological side effects of the attack.
The Nye Law Group’s Bluffton dog bite lawyers have helped many dog-bite victims recover financial compensation so they can focus on treating their injuries instead of medical bills and other expenses.
When you take advantage of our free initial consultation, we will thoroughly review your claim to find out if you may have a right to compensation. If your injury was caused by negligence, our experienced Bluffton personal injury attorneys will work as quickly as possible to investigate the attack and secure you the compensation you are owed.
Our firm is proud to say that our clients do not owe us any legal fees unless they get compensation first.
Contact us today by calling 855-856-4212.
What to do After a Dog Attack
When dogs attack people, they can cause serious injuries like concussions, lacerations, and nerve and tissue damage. Dogs can also carry dangerous infections like rabies, which is almost always fatal.
That is why your first priority after a dog attack is to seek medical treatment. The faster you seek treatment, the better your chances of making a full recovery from your injuries.
After being treated, you can greatly improve your chances of being compensated for your injuries by collecting certain information, including:
- Medical documentation and photos of your injuries
- Phone numbers and other contact information for the dog owner and any witnesses to the attack
- A copy of the police report on the incident
- Pictures of where the attack took place
Our Bluffton dog bite lawyers can also help you obtain these pieces of information. We have seen how severely people can be hurt in a dog attack and we know that dealing with serious injuries and gathering evidence is a lot to ask.
Our caring attorneys will do anything we can to help our clients build a rock-solid case.
Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form or call 855-856-4212 to set up your free, no obligation consultation.
Establishing Liability for a Dog Attack
In South Carolina, dog owners are held strictly liable for dog attacks unless they can show that the dog was provoked by the victim. Any of these actions could shift liability for a dog attack away from the owner and onto the victim:
- Hitting or kicking the dog
- Teasing the dog
- Getting into the dog’s face and yelling
- Trying to pull a toy or bone out of the dog’s mouth
- Stepping on a dog’s tail, intentionally or unintentionally
However, many dog attacks are caused by animals that were not on a leash or properly restrained by their owners or dogs that are known to be vicious or aggressive.
Negotiating with Insurance Companies
Sometimes the dog owner’s insurance company will provide all of the compensation that you need to cover your medical treatment, lost wages and other expenses caused by the attack. However, sometimes dog owners do not have insurance or their insurance company tries to find a loophole to avoid paying fair compensation or any compensation at all.
That is why you need aggressive legal representation from a Bluffton dog bite lawyer. At The Nye Law Group, our skilled attorneys have successfully negotiated just compensation with many insurance companies. We know the tricks insurance companies use to avoid paying compensation and we know how to fight back.
Our Bluffton dog bite lawyers want you to have the compensation you need to help you recover physically, financially and emotionally. This can include compensation for:
- Prescription medications
- Loss of earning capacity
- Current and ongoing medical care
- Pain and suffering
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Damage to clothes
- Mental therapy to recover from the trauma of the attack
Call us at 855-856-4212 to find out what types of compensation you could be entitled.
Bluffton Dog Bite Lawyers Are Ready to Help You
If you were injured in a dog attack, there is a good chance that the attack was not your fault. Many dog attacks are caused by the negligent actions of the dog owner.
That is why you need to contact a Bluffton dog bite lawyer to learn about your legal options. You could be entitled to compensation for many of the expenses caused by the attack.
Our experienced attorneys have a long track record of fighting for the rights of the injured and recovering the compensation they need to pay their expenses. We investigate claims thoroughly to give our clients the best chance at recovering compensation and we aggressively pursue every dollar our clients are entitled.
Every client is entitled to a free consultation with our knowledgeable attorneys to discuss their claim, and we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not charge attorney’s fees unless our clients are compensated first.
Complete a Free Case Evaluation form or call us today at 855-856-4212.