Dog bite injuries, especially serious and fatal dog attacks, have become more common in South Carolina. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog attack, contact the aggressive Charleston based South Carolina personal injury law firm of Marin and Barrett, Inc. to find out how Charleston Dog Bite Attorney Matthew Marin can help. Attorney Marin has been ranked by the SuperLawyers organization as a "Rising Star" and now a "SuperLawyer" from 2014 through 2020. Call today at (843) 642-2449 and let Attorney Matthew Marin can be your guide and counsel through every step of your case. We will fight to get you justice. Unfortunately, a growing number of dog owners have trained their dogs to become aggressive and attack anything that comes near them, human or animal. If you or someone you love has been injured by in a dog attack, you have the right to hold that dog’s owner personally responsible.
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Dog bites and animal attacks can cause serious injuries and damages. If you are concerned about what steps to take following a dog bite incident in Charleston, South Carolina call Marin and Barrett, Inc. now at (843) 642-2449. We offer a completely free consultation to discuss the specifics of your dog bite injury case.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO AFTER A DOG BITE?
SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT IMMEDIATELY
If you have suffered a dog bite injury you are at serious risk for infection and you should seek medical care immediately. For severe injuries, you should call an ambulance or go to an emergency room as quickly as possible.
IDENTIFY THE DOG THAT BIT YOU
You or someone you know should attempt to identify the dog that attacked you and determine how the dog’s owner can be found. Because the dogs owner’s home insurance company is usually the entity that pays for injuries, it is vitally important to track down the owner’s identity.
REPORT THE ATTACK
A record of the attack should be made with the local police department or animal control officer. This record should contain information about the attacking dog including the owner’s name and address.
HAVE PHOTOS TAKEN OF THE INJURIES
As soon as it is feasible, you should have photographs of all visible injuries taken including any wounds or lacerations. Additionally, if possible take photos of the attacking dog and the location of the attack.
CONTACT A REPUTABLE LOCAL CHARLESTON DOG BITE LAW FIRM
After a dog bite incident, you are likely in significant pain and facing lengthy treatments, large medical bills, and possibly pressure from an insurance company to give statements or settle the case quickly. The chances of positively resolving your dog bite case will increase substantially with a thorough and effective investigation and legal representation from a skilled dog bite attorney.
DO NOT GIVE AN INSURANCE COMPANY INFORMATION WITHOUT TALKING TO YOUR LAWYER FIRST
The first interest of every insurance company is to protect themselves from claims. Any information that you provide to them will be used against you to weaken or defeat your claim. Don’t try to settle the case yourself. Oftentimes dog bites can result in scars requiring surgical procedures. The economic value of these injuries and medical procedures can only be calculated by a skilled dog bite attorney oftentimes accompanied by expert medical and economic witnesses.
Attorney Matthew Marin will fight to get you justice. If you or someone you love has been injured by a dog bite or in a dog attack, you have the right to hold that dog’s owner personally responsible. You have the legal right to demand compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We understand that a dog bite can be a traumatic experience and stand ready to help fight for your recovery. Call Marin and Barrett, Inc. at (843) 642-2449. We are here to help and available 24/7.
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