dog bites

South Carolina Dog Bite Lawyer

The dog bite attorneys at Stewart Law Offices are here to stand up for you so you do not have to pay the costs associated with an animal attack.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the U.S. In one recent year, the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) reported that there were 316,200 emergency room visits and 9,500 hospital stays related to dog bites, meaning an average of 866 ER visits and 26 hospitalizations per day. According to the United States Postal Service (USPS), 6,755 USPS employees were bitten by dogs in one year.

Dog bites are more common than most people realize, and they can often be very difficult injury claims for people to handle on their own. While South Carolina is a strict liability state for dog bites, state law does provide an exception when a dog was harassed or provoked. South Carolina does not employ the “one bite rule” used in some other states that allow dog owners to avoid liability when their dog had no prior history of aggressive actions.

If you or your loved one suffered serious injuries because of a dog bite in South Carolina, you need to get help from an attorney as soon as possible. Our South Carolina Dog Bite Lawyer will be able to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf for a fair and full settlement.