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How To Handle a Dog Bite Claim in South Carolina

As friendly and fun-loving as most dogs are, their actions are always unpredictable. Certain canines may have a propensity to act violently toward others without provocation.

In Giles v. Russell, 225 S. Ct. 513, 180 S.E. (2d) 201 (1971), the South Carolina Supreme Court held that domestic animals are not presumed to be dangerous to persons. Thus, a victim is required to prove that a dog’s dangerous or vicious nature was known or should have been known to the owner.

This requirement is more commonly known as the “One Bite Rule,” and it allows owners to escape liability when dogs had no prior history of attacks.

If you or your loved one spend suffered severe injuries because of a dog bite in South Carolina, you will want to contact the Nye Law Group. Our firm assists dog attack victims and fights to get maximum compensation. Call 855-636-9277 to schedule a free consultation.

Handling a Dog Bite Claim in California

Many dog bite claims are resolved through a dog owner’s homeowners insurance policy. Victims should avoid speaking to a dog owner’s insurance company.

Insurers often present proposed settlements that are much less than what victims are entitled to. Furthermore, insurance company representative will often try to get victims to make damaging recorded statements that are used to reduce the values of claims later on.

In some cases, dog owners or insurance companies may argue victims provoked dogs. Do not attempt to explain otherwise without legal counsel.

Provocation is crucial because South Carolina Statute § 47-3-110 establishes that a dog owner is not liable when a person provokes a dog into attacking him or her. Damages in dog bite cases may include medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Evidence can be critical in dog bite cases. Victims should be certain to get the contact information for all witnesses who saw dog attacks.

When a dog attack occurs on premises that are a shared area, then a landlord could be liable if he or she knew the dog’s dangerous tendencies. Certain dog attacks can cause very lasting psychological damage in some victims.

Insurance companies often downplay the potential harm caused and try to pressure people into accepting lowball settlements. Do not be deceived. You deserve all of the compensation you are entitled to for all of your past, present, and future medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

South Carolina Dog Bite Attorney

If a dog bit you or your loved one in South Carolina, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation before speaking to any insurance company. You will want to contact the Nye Law Group as soon as possible.

Our Bluffton personal injury lawyer will fight to make sure you receive every last dime of compensation you are entitled to. He can provide a complete evaluation of your case as soon as you call 855-636-9277 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

 

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