Under South Carolina law a dog owner strictly liable for damages suffered by an individual who is “bitten or otherwise attacked.” For these injuries related to a dog bite, the victim may recover medical expenses (current and future), damages for emotional distress and punitive damages among others from the dog owner. Additionally, a family member may also recover under South Carolina law. This is known as “bystander recovery” and allows for a bystander to recover damages due to the emotional distress that occurred as a result of witnessing the attack.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite in South Carolina please do not hesitate to contact the Charleston dog bite attorneys at The Peper Law Firm, PA. Whether you or a loved one is the victim or the bystander, our personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you what you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We’re here to help!