There are thousands of dog attacks reported each year. Some of these incidents lead to legal action. If you’re bitten by someone else’s dog, should you hire a personal injury attorney to file a claim on your behalf? Here’s what Charlie Burnette, a South Carolina personal injury attorney at BurnetteLaw, LLC, wants you to consider the following things:
- What should I do if a dog bites me? First and foremost, seek medical care. Once a medical professional has treated your injuries, it’s time to contact an attorney. After hearing about your situation, an attorney will determine whether filing a personal injury claim is in your best interest.
- What are some reasons you should seek legal action? If a dog bite resulted in serious suffering, including loss of work and pay, extensive medical bills, or even property loss, taking legal action may help you get the compensation you deserve. However, to receive compensation, it’s important to determine who’s liable for the incident.
- How is liability determined? In some states, dog owners are completely responsible if their animal bites someone else. But in other states, liability can be more difficult to determine. Regardless, you should seek the advice and legal guidance a personal injury attorney can provide.
Even with the best obedience training, dogs can be very unpredictable. If you need a Rock Hill personal injury attorney to help you after you’ve been bitten, call BurnetteLaw, LLC at (803) 328-1800.