Sometimes, even the most well-meaning dog owners miss cues from their pet that something terrible is about to happen. Unfortunately, this could mean you end up with a dog bite injury that leaves you financially strained and in pain. If you’ve been the victim of a dog bite injury in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the attorneys at the Law Offices of N. David DuRant & Associates are here to help you litigate your personal injury case.
Immediately Following a Dog Bite
If you are bitten by a dog, it’s important to handle the situation with your future in mind. Following the below steps will help ensure you get compensation for your suffering:
Seek medical attention first. Depending on severity and location, a dog bite injury can cause serious bleeding or infection at the site of the wound.
Get the owner’s information. In most cases, the pet owner is responsible for a dog bite injury. Get as much contact information from them as possible following your incident.
Take photos. Photograph your wound, the dog, the area in which the incident occurred, and any witnesses who may have seen it occur. These photos will serve as evidence in your personal injury case.
Call authorities. Completing a report with local law enforcement further confirms your personal injury due to another person’s negligence. If you have been bitten by a stray dog, there is a possibility of rabies transmission. Your local animal control center can assist you in stray dog attacks.
In the Weeks After a Dog Bite
The attorneys at the Law Offices of N. David DuRant & Associates will work with you to construct your claim and prove damages through the evidence you collected at the time of your injury with other supporting documentation. Keep medical records, track time away from work, and take note of feelings of anxiety or fear that occur after your injury. Property damage, lost income, pain and suffering, and medical bills can all warrant compensation in your Myrtle Beach personal injury claim.
If you’re not immediately sure that you want to pursue damages, you have up to 3 years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit against the negligent parties responsible for your injury.
Schedule a consultation with the Law Offices of N. David DuRant & Associates today, so our attorneys can guide you through the complexities of personal injury law. Our goal is to get you as much money as we can, as quickly as possible. We have been fighting for the rights of our Myrtle Beach, South Carolina clients for 35 years. Call (843) 353-4200 now to get our team on your side and obtain the compensation you deserve.