Millions of people suffer dog-bite injuries each year.  Unfortunately, many of those injuries are suffered by children.  Dog bites can result in puncture wounds, bruises, nerve damage and permanent scarring.  They can also cause long-lasting emotional trauma and distress.  Dog owners are responsible for their dogs.  

Many times, the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance will pay for damages caused by a dog bite or dog attack.  South Carolina is a strict liability state when it comes to dog bites meaning the dog owner does not have to be negligent for you to be able to recover money from their homeowner’s insurance policy.  It also does not matter if the dog has never bitten anyone else before you.  You are still entitled to compensation.  Call a dog bite lawyer at the Dayson Shalabi Burkett Law Firm in Columbia/Sumter (803-973-0304) or in Charleston (843-388-3368) to see if we can help.