Animal and Dog Bites
Many millions of people in the United States are attacked and bitten by dogs on an annual basis, and many are serious enough to require medical attention. Injuries from dog and animal bites and attacks can be severe, extremely painful and potentially cause serious and permanent scarring. Some dog and animal maulings even lead to death. Unfortunately, children and elderly adults are often the most vulnerable to dog and animal bites and attacks.
South Carolina does not award dogs “one free bite” like some other states. The owner, or the person in control of a dog, is responsible for their dog. If someone is in a place they are lawfully allowed to be, and is bitten or attacked by a dog, the owners of dogs, or the person in control of the dog, may be responsible when bites, attacks or maulings occur, especially if the animal has a known propensity to be vicious, attack or bite.
If you live in the Pee Dee, South Carolina, area and you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a dog or animal attack or bite, contact the Tuck Law Firm today to discuss your legal rights. Even if you or a loved one have been attacked by a dog belonging to a neighbor or friend, there may be coverage under the owner’s homeowner’s insurance, and you should not hesitate to seek the compensation you or your loved one deserves.
Attorney Tuck can assist you in determining your rights under the law, as well as help with insurance claims, requests for compensation and lawsuits.
Attorney Tuck has experience in these types of cases and can help.