Do I need a personal injury lawyer for dog bites?

October 9th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized

At The Peper Law Firm, we are here to help you. We want to make sure you are fully equipped with the right information. In a previous blog, we discussed dog bite injuries and we want to further answer any questions you still might have.

Do I need a lawyer?

Dog bites can be a traumatic experience. You may be wondering, “Do I need a personal injury lawyer?” While each situation is different, we want to make sure you know the right information to help you decide if you need a personal injury lawyer.

In South Carolina, dog owners have a responsibility to maintain control of his/ her dog. This law can help prevent dog bite accidents from happening, so it’s important to keep dogs on a leash.

What do I do when a dog bites me?

If a dog bite occurs, the first thing you need to do is seek medical attention because infections can happen. If possible, collect information about the dog and owner. You will need information about the dog’s shot records (i.e; rabies).

Insurance sometimes covers dog bites, but you don’t need to feel pressured to agree on a final settlement if you are thinking about consulting with a personal injury lawyer.

How does a personal injury lawyer help?

A lawyer will help you receive compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, psychological counseling, and any other expense you may encounter.

If you have any other questions, call The Peper Law Firm and set up a free consultation.

 

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