Dog bites and animal attacks in North Charleston are a unique, but not uncommon personal injury. While many personal injuries occur because of slips, falls, work injuries and auto accidents, dog bites and animal attacks can occur anywhere, including suburban areas like North Charleston and the surrounding rural areas.
Not every pet owner is a responsible pet owner. Even a dog restrained behind a fence may escape from the yard and attack an innocent person. Even if leashed, dogs can get loose from their owners or dart unexpectedly at a pedestrian. Animal attacks are not limited to just dogs, but can include any pet that causes a personal injury. Whoever is responsible for the animal that caused a personal injury may be responsible for your personal injury.
If you have been a victim of a dog bite or animal attack in North Charleston, you should first seek immediate medical attention and call 911. The police can assist you in determining who is the owner or caretaker of the animal.
When dealing with an injury caused by an animal attack, you should have a lawyer working alongside you to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to under the law. This is especially important in dog bite cases where the circumstances are almost always unique and the incident occurs in an unpredicted, quick moment.
If you have been injured by a dog bite or animal attack in North Charleston, contact the personal injury attorneys at Callihan, Lohr & Syracuse today, and we’ll get started on your case immediately.