The legal professionals at Hammack Law Firm work hard to make sure we protect our client’s rights. If you or a family member is the victim of a dog bite or animal attack, let one of our Pickens dog bite lawyers assist with handling your claim. We offer a risk-free assessment of your case and a no-win, no-fee guarantee.
Dog attacks can be sudden, extremely traumatic, and the claims process is often difficult to navigate. However, we are here to support your need for reimbursements against the negligent party. No matter if you were legally on a property, the animal was roaming free along Doodle Trail or elsewhere in the city, or the owner asked you to care for it, you may still be eligible for compensation.
How a Dog Bite Attorney in Pickens Can Help with Your Case
We will evaluate your case and weigh your legal options when you choose to retain one of our dog bite attorneys. Our negotiations have helped our clients win hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal injury and dog bite settlements.
The process to a successful claim takes time and knowledge, which we want to share with you so you can concentrate on returning to a normal, healthy life.
We Take Care of Collecting the Evidence
We take the necessary steps to gather as much evidence as possible. Depending on where and how the incident happened, we may collect:
- video footage from local businesses
- witness testimonies
We can also connect with local authorities to investigate any other complaints against the animal or plaintiff. We dig deep to make sure we don’t leave anything out, building the strongest case possible.
We Educate You on What to Expect and How to Handle It.
Our legal team operates on your behalf. We negotiate with insurance companies, doing all the “back and forth” while advising you on changes and actions you need to take during the entire process.
We ensure that:
- All your paperwork is in order
- Everything is filed correctly and on time
- Communication stays open: answering emails, phone calls, etc.
- We are available 24/7
- We identify liable parties
Time Is Limited to Take Legal Action
S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530 statute of limitations states that a plaintiff has three years from the time of the incident to file a personal injury claim. Once we take steps to establish your case, we will mediate with the plaintiff and their legal team for a claim settlement that meets your needs to become whole again.
If those negotiations are not fair, we are always primed to represent you at trial. Furthermore, both S.C. Code § 47-3-110 and the Pickens County Animal Control Ordinance § 4-4 state that dog owners are responsible for the actions of their animals. Pickens county may even hold them responsible for any property damage their animals caused.
When filing your dog bite claim, other things to consider are whether there was a minor involved or the dog was a police dog. These can prove to be exacerbating circumstances, and it is best to speak with our lawyer in Pickens for a more in-depth explanation.
There Is No One-Bite Law in South Carolina
Finally, there is no dog-bite defense due to a first-time violation. If a dog attacks you and you did nothing to instigate this animal, the owner is responsible for the actions of their animal. If they use comparative negligence against you as a defense, they have to prove that you antagonized the animal or did something that caused the dog to attack.
For a free legal consultation with a dog bite lawyer serving Pickens, call 864-326-3333
Our Dog Bite Lawyers Will Fight for Compensation to Cover All Your Damages
Collecting all the information and working negotiations to turn them into a settlement takes a lot of legal work, which Hammack Law Firm is always prepared to tackle. When you start to determine your settlement value, you need to present the facts of the matter while considering the current financial and future burdens this attack has and will cause — not all damages are monetary, but they do come at a cost.
Our injury lawyer is empathetic to these challenges. We know exactly what to look for to calculate these economic and non-economic damages, which include:
- Medical bills
- Emotional trauma
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Property damage
- Permanent disfigurement
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Domestic assistance costs
Dog bites can cause a lot more damage than just puncture wounds. They can break bones, cause severe infections, permanently disfigure the area of the attack, sometimes taking months to heal and causing a lifetime of trauma. We are here to support you by managing your case. We will fight for the settlement that covers your needs and helps you move beyond the pain.
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We Treat Our Clients Like Our Own Family
We pride ourselves on our client relationships. We are not only here to give legal advice, but we are also here to help you succeed. We are compassionate to your needs — never waning from the purpose of getting you all the help you need to recover from these traumatic experiences.
“I have never met a law firm that genuinely cared for their clients. Very warm and welcoming atmosphere. My family and I were always treated like family. Paul hammock and his team help[ed] me get what I deserved, and they did not stop until they did. Words cannot express my gratitude for all your hard work and dedication.” ~ Monica Opdyke
Behind each client’s testimonial is the validation that pushes us harder, always engaging and enhancing our legal services to make sure we are up to standard and are here to show we care.
“Paul and the entire Hammock Law Firm operate with integrity and excellence. The firm provides a client-centered approach to the case at hand, delivering the best achievable results. Highly recommended!” ~ Dr. Cameron Guida
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Call Today to Receive a Free Case Evaluation for Your Dog Bite Injury Claim
Do not stress over costs. We do not take any fees until you win your case, and the initial case evaluation is free. The dog bite attorneys with Hammack Law Firm in Pickens are prepared to help you build your case — we are here to help you recover.
Call us today at 864-326-3333 for your free consultation. We offer risk-free legal services to build trust and ensure you, as our client, are not stressed during your time recuperating.