A dog bite or attack can leave you with physical and psychological scars and injuries. It can also lead to disabilities and disfiguring injuries that last a lifetime or necessitate long-term medical treatment. If a dog bite injured you or a family member, our Spartanburg dog bite lawyer could help you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
What You Need to Know About Dog Bite Negligence in South Carolina
Dog bites or attacks can occur in a dog park, on a sidewalk, or in the owner’s home or business. According to S.C. Ann § 47-3-110, the dog’s owner is responsible for your expenses if you are bitten in an unprovoked attack.
Our attorneys will explain how the law applies to your case when our law firm represents you. We also explain the steps we undertake to prove you did not provoke or antagonize the animal that bit you. Our goal is to get the compensation you need and foster your ongoing physical and emotional recovery.
What Our Firm Serving Spartanburg Can Do for You After a Dog Bite
At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, we work hard to help clients just like you get the compensation you need so you can start rebuilding your life. We will review your case, clarify your rights and the dog owner’s responsibilities, and assign an accurate financial value to your case.
Our personal injury team will also make sure your case is filed on time to protect your right to go to trial if needed.
Our Team Will Assign Fault and Pursue Compensation for You
When we start building your case, we listen to your version of the events that led to the dog bite. We glean any details from your story that help us identify the animal and its owner.
We will also obtain the animal control report related to your incident. It will have details of the bite and assist in your treatment protocol by noting whether or not the animal in question is up-to-date on its vaccinations.
Compensation You Can Recover After a Dog Bite or Attack
After an accident, you can typically recover two types of damages. Economic damages are simple to calculate because they come with bills, estimates, and receipts. When we determine the value of your case, we are careful to ensure all expenses are accurately accounted for.
Economic damages you can recover include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future income loss
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Treatment-related travel expenses
- In-home medical and domestic support
Non-economic damages you can recover include:
- Lasting physical disabilities and disfiguring injuries
- Ongoing physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life due to your injuries
We also seek wrongful death damages for the family of individuals who succumbed after a dog bite or attack. These can include funeral and burial expenses and losses of companionship, guidance, and consortium. To prove the value of your dog bite case, we collect evidence, including medical records which contain your prognosis for the future.
We Handle the Details of Your Dog Bite Case From Start to Finish
Our personal injury law firm handles dog bite cases on a contingency fee basis. At no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to you, we will review your case, negotiate a favorable settlement, and represent you in court if a settlement is not forthcoming.
To bolster and support your case, we will also:
- Collect and review your medical records
- Conduct a comprehensive investigation
- Review your written prognosis
- Calculate the value of your injuries
- Prove the pet owner’s negligence
- Compile evidence that proves your case
- Canvass the area for photos and videos
- Handle all case-related communication
At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, our dog bite lawyer represents clients who were injured in Spartanburg. We handle every aspect of your case and make sure the dog’s owner is held accountable for their pet’s actions and your resulting injuries.
Unraveling South Carolina’s Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Cases
Like all personal injury cases, you have a limited time to seek compensation in your dog bite case. According to S.C. Ann § 15-3-530, in South Carolina:
- You generally have up to three years to file a personal injury lawsuit
- You generally have up to three years to file a wrongful death lawsuit
Because dog bite cases might involve children, the statute of limitations might fluctuate. Our attorney will explain the statute of limitations and how it tolls, or pauses, for minors. We also make sure your case is filed within the allotted timeline. We take this step to ensure you do not run out of time to get the compensation you need.
Personal Injury Clients Recommend Our Client-Focused Law Firm
When previous clients leave online reviews for our client-oriented legal team, they say the following:
“Mark Morris took on my mother’s dog bite case and reached a settlement beyond what we had ever expected…We were totally satisfied with his service and would definitely recommend him to anyone and will be using him in the future. – Janeth Bolanos”
“I was extremely satisfied with Farmer & Morris Law. Mrs. Gabrielle Valentine is extremely helpful and professional and helped me resolve my legal matter and produced excellent results, while providing great communication and representation. – Blakley Hyder”
Learn more about working with our legal team and find more reviews and recommendations like these on our client testimonials page.
Call for Immediate Help With Your Spartanburg Dog Bite Case
Suppose you or a family member was injured by a dog bite or attack. In that case, our dog bite lawyer could help you identify the dog’s owner, prove their financial responsibility, and seek monetary compensation for your injuries and related expenses.
Contact one of our Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC team members to prepare your case for financial compensation today.