Dog attacks can be traumatizing and extremely painful, and if you were recently harmed by a dog, you need a competent Columbia dog bite lawyer on your side. Contact Mann, Blake & Jackson today to learn more about dog bite claims and how we can help you in your pursuit of financial compensation.
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A Columbia personal injury lawyer from our legal team is prepared to take you through each step of the claims process after you’ve been wrongfully attacked by a dog. We have helped countless clients with these claims over the years, and we’re ready to assist you as well.
What to Do After a Dog Attack
After a dog attack, you’ll need to receive medical treatment immediately. Not only do dog attacks frequently result in serious injuries such as broken bones, concussions, nerve damage, lacerations, and more, but they can also lead to infection. This is why you must call 911 at once. If you can, you should try to get witness contact information, the dog owner’s contact information, and you should take pictures of the injuries you sustained.
Once you are treated in a hospital and have received a copy of your medical documentation, reach out to an experienced Columbia dog bite lawyer from our firm. We can interview witnesses and neighbors, obtain veterinary records, and search for additional evidence needed to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Do I Have a Valid Dog Bite Claim?
Some states make winning personal injury claims regarding dog attacks very difficult by requiring plaintiffs to prove that the dog’s owner either knew or should have known that the dog had a propensity for violence, failed to secure the dog, and that they were injured as a result. This is not the case when it comes to dog bite claims in South Carolina.
Here in SC, as long as we can prove that you were attacked by a dog while you were lawfully on private property (such as by visiting a relative’s house) or on public property, you should have a valid personal injury claim. You should understand, however, that if the dog owner can prove that you did something to provoke the attack, such as trespassing on private property or teasing the dog, you may not have a valid claim. As long as we can prove you were harmed in a dog attack without provoking the dog in some way, you should recover financial compensation to help you deal with your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact a Columbia Dog Bite Lawyer
Mann, Blake & Jackson has significant experience representing dog attack victims in South Carolina, and we are dedicated to helping you as well. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with our legal team. We’re ready to fight for the compensation you need to move on with your life.