Have you been bitten by a dog or attacked by an animal? Explore your best option for getting the compensation you deserve for dog bites in SC.
Dog owners are liable when their dog bites someone. There are two common misconceptions when it comes to claims involving animal attacks. The most popular misconception is that in South Carolina there is a “one bite rule.” In other words, many people believe that you are not liable for your animal if this is the first time it has ever attacked or injured someone. South Carolina law, however, holds the owner or caretaker of an animal liable for any injury that animal causes so long as you had the right to be where you were when attacked. Another misconception is that the dog breed must be an “aggressive” breed in order to have a claim. Under South Carolina law, it does not matter if the dog is a 100 lb. pit-bull or a 3 lb. chihuahua, if you did not provoke the animal and were legally allowed to be where you were when the attack started, there is a strong likelihood that you have a claim.
If you have suffered an animal attack or dog bite, the attorneys at Hatfield Temple Law can help you recover a settlement for your injuries, personal loss, and pain and suffering. Even if you did not receive a lot of medical treatment, our attorneys have successfully litigated these cases and recovered tens of thousands of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Common issues we investigate are:
The animal’s history
Vaccination records and treatment
Your past and future injuries
Scar revision consultations and surgeries
We provide the trusted legal services you need to fight for your rights and pursue justice—even in the most complex and challenging dog bite cases.
Our personal injury attorneys have an in-depth knowledge of South Carolina’s dog bite laws. When man’s best friend turns violent, you are likely owed compensation. You shouldn’t have to pay the bill for emergency care, medical bills, scar revision surgeries, and lost wages. Let our qualified SC attorneys help you evaluate your case and guide you on the next best steps to seek compensation.
SC Personal Injury Attorney to Help You Navigate a Dog Bite Claim
A dog bite can leave you reeling, in pain, with permanent scars on your face or body, and unsure about what to do next. At Hatfield Temple Law, we know you need an attorney you can trust to guide you through discovering your path to recovery. In our in-person meetings, we evaluate your case and provide legal advice to bring you clarity and tremendous peace of mind.
We take a highly personalized approach to your case by coordinating with insurance companies, medical professionals, and witnesses to:
Document your injuries
Investigate the circumstances of the attack to gather and substantiate evidence
Pursue your claim
Hold the negligent dog owner/their insurance carrier responsible for your injuries
Understand what future treatment may be necessary and what that treatment will cost
Secure fair compensation to cover your injuries and losses
Hire the Best SC Law Firm for Your Dog Bite Case
Hatfield Temple Law has been meeting the legal needs of clients in South Carolina for many years. Our services are available on a contingency-fee-basis. This means you’ll pay us nothing until we recover your settlement.
Our experienced team includes a preminant AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, a Top 10 Trucking Litigation attorney, a multi-recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer award, and attorneys who are routinely called upon to speak to other attorneys in South Carolina on how to handle personal injury cases. So when you want the experience you can trust, turn to Hatfield Temple Law.
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Co-counsel on a Trucking Case
Hatfield Temple Law recently represented me over an accident last fall. Alexander Hogsette was my attorney, and I could not be more satisfied. They worked in great detail to secure my case settlement, and were always willing to answer my calls with questions and concerns. If you have a personal injury case, or any other matter within that realm of law- I highly recommend them.
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