Pet owners in South Carolina and elsewhere have a responsibility to make sure their animals are safe for others to be around. If someone’s dog bites a person, for example, that dog’s owner may be liable for the injuries the victim sustains.
We mention this because we read an article in The State recently about a South Carolina state government employee who was viciously attacked by two pit bulls.
Apparently, the Department of Health and Environmental Control worker was in a rural area in Dillon County when he “encountered” the two pit bulls. The attack was so bad that the man was put into a medically induced coma. Authorities then put the dogs down. They are being tested for rabies.
Now, there are some unanswered questions here, since the full facts of the situation are not known.
Generally speaking, however, a person who is attacked and hurt by someone else’s dog stands a good chance of seeking recovery from the dog owner for things like medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. This can be accomplished by filing a personal injury lawsuit. These lawsuits are not always successful, but when they are, the result can be very helpful to an injured person.
As South Carolina personal injury attorneys, we help people who have been hurt through no fault of their own file these sorts of claims. We see it as our job to attempt to provide a measure of justice to what can otherwise feel like a very unfair situation.
Please feel free to contact us if you think you need to speak to an attorney after you or a loved one has been injured.