South Carolina laws favor dog bite victims by holding dog owners responsible for injuries caused by their pets. Under the law, a dog owner or handler is responsible for injuries caused by his or her dog, even if the dog’s owner did not know or could not have known that the dog would inflict the injuries. Furthermore, liability is not limited solely to the dog’s owner, but extends to all who have the dog in their care or keeping at the time of the attack. Dog bites frequently result injuries such as lacerations, puncture wounds, nerve damage, muscle damage, and emotional distress. Dog bites can also result in potentially embarrassing scarring that requires laser resurfacing or revision surgery, which can be expensive. If you have been the victim of a dog attack, contact us to discuss the legal options available to you.
Dog Bite / Animal Injury