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Dog Bites

Greenville & Spartanburg Dog Bite Lawyer

An animal or dog bite may result in significant injuries including scarring, disfigurement, or a permanent disability. In some cases, dog bites and dog attacks result in death. When you or someone you love is the victim of a dog bite, you want an aggressive and experienced animal bite lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected. At Jim Spears Law Office, we have over 24 years of experience in protecting the rights of victims and their families after an animal bite injury or death.

As an experienced dog bite lawyer, Jim Spears knows the importance of taking immediate and assertive legal action against negligent dog owners and insurance carriers to protect the rights of victims.

If you have been injured, take the following steps to protect your rights:

  • Seek immediate medical assistance and retain records of treatment.
  • Identify the dog and the owner so that you can pursue recovery against the owner and his or her insurance carrier under premises liability laws.
  • Take pictures of the accident scene, especially if a fence was improperly repaired or if the dog was off the leash.
  • Take pictures of your injuries to document their full extent.
  • Report the accident to animal control. Seek information to determine whether the dog may have bitten other individuals in the past.
  • Seek experienced legal assistance from an animal attack attorney to protect and aggressively assert your full rights to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, permanent injuries, or psychological harm

South Carolina Dog Bite Law

If a dog bites you and you did not provoke the attack, the owner is at fault. Most cities and counties have leash laws, so it is very important to determine whether the dog was loose at the time of the attack. There may also be liability against a breeder who knew of the dog's propensity for violence. We will investigate the case for you to determine all parties responsible for the accident.

Children and Dog Bites

Many children fall victim to serious dog bites because they are curious and often trusting of animals. Even if your child entered the premises of a neighbor and was bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for the injury. Our animal attack attorneys will fully investigate your child's bite to determine who was at fault and help you assert your rights against negligent dog owners.

Contact our law office in Spartanburg, SC today for a free consultation with an experienced dog bite lawyer. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

Jim Spears Law Office is located in Spartanburg, SC and serves clients in both South and North Carolina, including Union, SC; Cherokee, SC; Gaffney, SC; Chesnee, SC; Greer, SC; Landrum, SC; Boiling Springs, SC; Polk, NC; and Rutherford, NC.