Helping You Get Compensation for an Animal Attack
South Carolina dog owners are responsible for the actions of their pets. If a dog attacks a visitor or a passerby because the owner did not make sure the dog was properly contained, the owner should be held liable for the victim’s injuries. Dog attacks can be very traumatizing for anyone, and can cause serious scarring and injury. If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog, a South Carolina personal injury attorney from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you file a claim against the owner.
Damages Caused by Dog Bites
Dog bites are extremely painful and difficult to clean. Puncture wounds caused by a dog’s teeth can be deep and hard to flush out, making them more likely to become infected. Dog bites can also cause the flesh to be torn and require stitches or surgery. These types of bites can also cause lasting scars that damage a person’s self-esteem.
Anyone who has been attacked by a dog should seek immediate medical attention in order to get the wound cleaned and bandaged to prevent infection. Common infections resulting from poorly treated or untreated dog bites include tetanus, staph infections, and sepsis (blood poisoning). If you run an unusual fever, feel dizzy or lethargic, or have unusual muscle spasms or lockjaw, you could have a serious infection. Seek immediate medical attention and then hire a lawyer to help you get compensation for your medical bills.
Contact a South Carolina Injury Attorney Today
Our firm has helped more than 40,000 South Carolinians1 win the compensation that they deserved for personal injuries of all kinds. We will give our full attention and dedication to recovering as much as possible for your case. Contact us today!