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When you or someone you love is bitten or attacked by a dog, panic and fear can make it difficult to know what to do. Even after receiving treatment, you might have a hard time identifying and following the required steps to file a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. At Hammack Law Firm, our team builds compensation cases and leads settlement negotiations for dog bite victims to fight for fair compensation.

Our Seneca dog bite lawyer can take steps to identify the negligent dog owner and prove their responsibility for your damages. Then, we help you seek financial recovery for your medical care, including treatment for infections and scars. We also take care of the insurance paperwork and court filings for you to ensure everything is correct and on time.

We Can Help You Seek Compensation After a Dog Bite

You do not have to fight for financial recovery on your own. Our team is familiar with state and local animal laws – such as Ord. No. 99-12, § 7, 9-14-99 – which means we know how to manage your case. We will take both the big and small tasks involved in building a claim off of your plate. For example, our personal injury team will:

  • Identify the dog and its owner
  • Assign a value to your injuries
  • Handle case-related communication
  • Speak with witnesses

We also help build your case by gathering the medical records, proof of income, injury photos, and video footage to prove your right to compensation. Our entire team is client-focused, supportive, and responsive. We build solid client relationships by combining the warmth and compassion you expect from a small law firm with the experience and results you expect from a big one.

Our Dog Bite Attorneys Are on Your Side

We are passionate advocates for injured clients in Seneca and throughout South Carolina. When we represent you, our team is on a mission to build a supportive relationship in a warm environment. We work hard to earn testimonials and Google reviews like these:

  • “I found the Hammack Law Firm through Google and because of the reviews I decided to contact them for legal representation…I am so happy and truly satisfied for the outcome…I would highly recommend The Hammack Law firm for all your personal injury claims.” – Jasmyn Rose
  • “I cannot express how pleased I am with Hammack Law Firm! They really do treat you like family here…I HIGHLY recommended them for any personal injury services you may need! Thanks, Hammack Law Firm!” – Summer
  • “I want to thank Paul Hammack and his staff for allowing me to become a part of their family when Paul agreed to take on my case. Paul assured me when we first meet not to worry about anything that would take care of me as his client and he did.” – Cynthia McGill

We fight to make South Carolina a safer place for everyone by holding at-fault parties financially accountable for their negligence. You should not have to shoulder the cost of your dog bite injuries alone.

The Costs of Treating Your Injuries are Recoverable

According to S.C. Ann. § 47-3-110, you could collect compensation after a dog bite in Seneca from the dog’s owner or from the person who had charge and control of the dog at the time of the incident. Our dog bite lawyer will define your recoverable damages, which can include:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Treatment for disfiguring injuries
  • Psychological counseling
  • Past and future loss of income
  • In-home domestic support

Our team at Hammack Law Firm will build your case file, collecting bills and receipts to prove these damages. We will also get copies of the animal control report if one was made, your salary history, and any in-home domestic and medical support you now require. To ensure an already stressful situation does not worsen, we obtain these documents for you.

The Expenses That Stem From Your Injuries are Also Recoverable

In addition to the direct costs of treating your injuries and recovering the time you are forced to miss from work, we also help you seek non-economic damages. These are losses that are inadvertently caused by your injuries. Non-economic damages you could recover from the dog’s owner or another at-fault party include:

  • Physical disability
  • Physical disfigurement
  • Permanent scarring
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental distress
  • Emotional trauma

To ensure your intangible damages receive an accurate value, we obtain copies of your written prognosis from your medical and mental health care teams. This information will help us understand the extent of your pain and suffering and calculate the non-economic portion of your case.

Your Personal Injury Case Has a Time Limit

Regardless of the amount of time it takes to recover from your injuries, in South Carolina, you have a limited window to seek compensation from the negligent dog owner. According to the statute of limitations found in S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530, the filing deadline is generally three years:

  • From the date of the accident in personal injury cases
  • From the date of demise in wrongful death cases

When dog bite incidents involve young children, the statutory filing deadline might be extended. Our attorneys will make sure you are aware of the relevant statute of limitations and file your case within the allotted time. Failing to do so could mean you will not be allowed to file your lawsuit at all. It might also mean your lawsuit will be dismissed out of hand, even if you do manage to file it.

Get a Free Review of Your Case Today

Were you or someone you love injured by a dog in Seneca? Our dog bite lawyer can help you build a personal injury case and seek the monetary recovery you deserve.

Review your dog bite case and explore your compensation options with one of our Hammack Law Firm team members by calling (864) 326-3333(864) 326-3333 today.

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