Beaufort County Dog Bite Lawyers

Fighting For Dog Bite Victims in South Carolina

Everyone at Bauer & Metro, P.C. loves their furry friends. We treat them like members of our own family. But accidents happen, especially when less attentive pet owners fail to control aggressive or reactive animals. If you've been injured by an aggressive dog, chances are the owner is liable. The most difficult task associated with dog bite cases is identifying potential sources of insurance coverage. Some insurance policies for homeowners exclude coverage for harm done by animals. Other insurance policies offer coverage but exclude certain types of dogs, such as pit bulls. This makes it very difficult for a dog bite victim to obtain help with medical bills and damages without the assistance of counsel. 

If you're the victim of a dog bite, turn to Bauer & Metro, P.C. for a free consultation. We will meet with you personally and help identify your options, including potential sources of insurance coverage. Get educated and trust the local experience. 

Call our offices at (843) 920-2844 or fill out our online contact form to learn more about how our dog bite attorneys in Beaufort County can assist you.

Common Injuries in Dog Bite Accidents

Some of the typical injuries resulting from dog bites include:

  • Puncture Wounds and Lacerations: Dog bites often cause puncture wounds and deep lacerations, which may require immediate medical attention. These injuries can lead to infections and scarring, impacting the victim's physical and mental well-being.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Dogs have powerful jaws that can cause substantial damage to soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Soft tissue injuries may lead to pain, swelling, and long-term mobility issues.
  • Fractures and Broken Bones: The force of a dog bite can be strong enough to cause fractures and broken bones, particularly in vulnerable areas such as hands, arms, or legs. Recovery from these injuries may involve extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Facial Injuries: Dog bites to the face can lead to disfigurement and emotional trauma. Facial injuries often require extensive reconstructive surgery and may leave lasting scars, impacting the victim's quality of life.
  • Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Beyond physical injuries, dog bites can cause emotional and psychological trauma, especially in cases involving children. Fear, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are very common consequences that can affect a person's daily life and relationships.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Dog Bite Claim?

The damages that may be recoverable in a dog bite claim include:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for present and future medical costs related to treating injuries sustained in the dog bite incident.
  • Lost Wages: Reimbursement for income lost because of the inability to work during recovery. This includes both past and future lost wages.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical and emotional despair endured as a result of the dog bite, including pain, anxiety, and other mental health issues.
  • Scarring and Disfigurement: Additional compensation for visible scarring or disfigurement caused by the dog bite, recognizing the impact on the victim's appearance and self-esteem.
  • Property Damage: If personal belongings were damaged during the incident, compensation may be sought for the repair or replacement of these items.
  • Loss of Consortium: Damages awarded for the impact the injuries have on the victim's relationships and companionship with family members.

Contact Our Beaufort County Dog Bite Lawyer Today

If you have been a dog bite victim, our Beaufort County dog bite attorneys at Bauer & Metro, P.C. are here to advocate for your rights. We understand the complexities of these cases and are committed to securing the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. Time is of the essence, so don't delay – contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward justice.

Contact Bauer & Metro, P.C. today to get started with our Beaufort County dog bite attorneys.

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