All dog bite and dog attach injury cases are different. The approach that
we take will vary from case to case. There are some general considerations
though that apply in nearly every injury case caused by an animal attack.
One of the first considerations is the seriousness of the injury to our
client. The value of any settlement or Court award will be directly related
to the injuries and other damages suffered. This means that we consider
the medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages along with any permanent scars.
It must also be possible to locate the owner of the dog or other animal
responsible for the injury. Often times the owner will initially deny
ownership in order to avoid responsibility. If however they are feeding,
sheltering or taking care of the animal then they are usually responsible
as the owner even if they never registered or licensed the animal in their name.
Finally in order to be successful it is necessary that the owner have homeowners
insurance or another source of recovery. Many insurance policies cover
injuries sustained as a result of a dog bite to a level of $300,000 -
$1,000,000 or more. This can be important as the injuries sustained in
a dog bite or attack can be substantial.
The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, of Lexington, South Carolina,
represents clients with animal attack injuries. We provide initial case
assessments on a confidential and no-cost basis. Contact aLexington Dog Bite Lawyer today at