An estimated 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. About 800,000 will require medical treatment. Children are the primary victims of dog bites. If a dog bit you or caused serious injury to a member of your family, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
The personal injury attorneys of Popowski, Callas & Shirley, P.A., are fierce advocates for victims of dog bites and other types of animal attacks. We are dedicated to reducing the number of dog bites that occur and getting financial compensation for those that do.
Contact our law office to speak with an experienced attorney about your dog bite injury.
We take these cases personally because we have experienced the physical and emotional trauma that a dog bite can cause. The child of our firm's founding member was attacked and seriously injured by a wolf-dog hybrid. Our founding attorney led the fight to restrict ownership of these dogs in South Carolina.
Dog bites can cause puncture wounds and lacerations that may require multiple surgeries, including plastic surgery. Complications, including infections, are always a concern. Dog bites can also result in loss of sight, hearing, disfigurement and even death. Even with the best of care, the physical and emotional scars of a dog attack can last a lifetime.
Our attorneys and staff are dedicated to helping dog bite victims obtain financial compensation that covers the full extent of their injuries. This may include compensation for your short- and long-term medical care, pain and suffering, lost wages, and even the emotional damage caused by the dog bite.
With very few exceptions, dog owners or keepers in South Carolina are responsible for the damages the animals they own or kennel cause to others. If you are in a public place or had permission to be on the property of the dog's owner or keeper when you were bitten, you have a legal right to compensation for damages.
To discuss the specifics of your dog bite or other animal attack case, please contact the personal injury lawyers of Popowski, Callas & Shirley, P.A., in Columbia. We offer a free consultation and charge no attorney's fees unless we win compensation in your case.
Contact us for a free consultation as early in the process as possible.