Our Anderson dog bite lawyer is waiting to help you and your family members prepare your case against a dog’s owner if any of you are the victim of an attack. If you were legally on the defendant’s property, the animal was loose, or you were asked to take care of the dog, and it attacked you, they may still be liable for compensation.
We at Hammack Law Firm understand the sensitivity of dog bites and animal attacks, and we are here to lighten the burden of confronting the negligent party alone. If you are looking for a law firm that empathizes and stands by you every step of the process, we are here. We can review your legal options during a free consultation.
How Much Does an Attorney Cost to Handle a Dog Bite Case in Anderson?
Our primary role with our clients is to build trusting relationships, which is why if you do not win your case, we will not charge you any fees. This contingency fee arrangement secures that trust by ensuring you get the help you need without added stress.
For a free legal consultation with a dog bite lawyer serving Anderson, call 864-326-3333
How Hammack Law Firm Will Handle Your Dog Bite Case
We helped one of our clients secure more than $250,000 in personal injury and dog bite damages, and that is exactly what we want for you—reimbursement for your injuries. We cannot guarantee case results, as each case is different. However, we will seek maximum compensation for your case.
When you team up with Hammack Law Firm, we will assist you by:
- Collecting evidence that supports your claim—photos or video footage, witness testimony, previous records against the dog and its owner.
- Being a liaison for legal attorneys and insurance companies on your behalf should they reach out for statements
- Advising you on negotiations for insurance settlements
- Representing you in court if negotiations are unsatisfactory and present limitations on covered damages
- Processing most standard administrative tasks and communications on your behalf — phone calls and paperwork
- Calculating your losses and identifying liable parties
- Filing your claim
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Determining a Fair Settlement for Your Anderson Dog Bite Claim
A lot goes into making sure you receive fair treatment. The sensitivity behind personal injury claims, especially an animal attack, takes a lot of investigating and collecting of evidence. These take place while dealing with and negotiating terms with the defendant’s legal team and insurance companies.
We must look into how you are now and, most importantly, how this incident might affect your future. We calculate these economic and non-economic damages by reviewing past and future:
- Emotional trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Permanent disfigurement
- Lost wages
- Mental and physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
We base this calculation of compensation on all the work and negotiating we do on your behalf. We understand you are not a legal professional, so it is common for victims to overlook these important factors—we make sure that doesn’t happen.
Other Important Factors You Must Consider When Building Your Claim:
- Statute of limitations: A person has three years from the incident to file a lawsuit against the owner of the dog or animal that attacked them, per S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530.
- Liability: South Carolina law, S.C. Ann. § 47-3-110, shares that the dog’s owner is liable for all damages caused if their dog attacks a person. Furthermore, according to the Anderson County Animal Ordinances § 42-119, all county pet owners must keep their dogs under reasonable restraint at all times.
- Strict liability: Previously, the “one bite law” stated that unless the plaintiff could prove the owner knew their dog had vicious tendencies, they had a “one chance” or “first bite” defense. However, this has been amended, and the defendant or dog owner is now held under “strict liability” for their animal, meaning they could face penalties on the first attack.
- Police dogs: This extremely complex situation is best explained by a legal professional. An attorney from our firm can help you.
You also need to consider the defendant’s stance. They may say you antagonized the dog or did something that made the dog attack. Through comparative negligence, the defense could use your actions as an excuse to lower your settlement’s value. Having our Anderson attorney who works with dog bite cases on your side could minimize this risk. We make sure all the evidence is in order to counteract such tactics.
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Don’t Get Bitten Twice—We Will Seek to Make Them Pay the Price
When you hire Hammack Law Firm, we focus on building a trusting relationship with the mission of helping make Anderson a safer place for all its residents. Our service also frees you up to focus on getting the medical assistance and rest you need to recover properly.
We pride ourselves on knowing we seek the financial compensation our clients deserve. We compassionately work side by side with you with an open ear, meticulously collecting, updating, and advising you through the whole process—all the way to the courtroom if we must. We are here to hold negligent parties accountable for their carelessness.
Our clients are family, and their testimonies validate that we love the work we do. One of our past clients shares:
“I was more than pleased with Hammack Law Firm. Mari was always there when I called or sent a text. And very patient, I never felt rushed when speaking with her. I felt she really wanted to hear me out. . . Super nice staff, great service, very quick settlement. . .” Deku.
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Call Hammack Law Firm Today for Help with Your Anderson Dog Bite Case
You are more than just a client and more than just a case—you are our priority. Our Anderson legal team is available 24/7 to answer your questions and provide you with updates on your dog bite case so that you can concentrate on what matters—your health.
We are here to help you settle. Don’t let time run out for getting the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 864-326-3333 for a free consultation and a no-win, no-fee promise.