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Your dog is part of your family; for most of us, they are less like a pet and more like a child. We look for every opportunity to take your dog with you when you leave the house. Luckily, the city of Greenville is very pet-friendly. According to BringFido.com, there are even 128 restaurants that will welcome both you and your canine companion. Before you strap on the leash and head out the door, it’s important to know whether your dog is under your firm control. If not, even a typically friendly dog could become territorial and lash out at a stranger who is giving off a strange vibe.
Our Greenville dog bite attorney understands the panic that can erupt from a dog attack — on both sides of the equation. The victim is forced to deal with injuries that range from minor to disfiguring, and because South Carolina is a strict liability state, the dog’s owner face being forced to euthanize their cuddly family member. Dog bite cases can be particularly stressful for all involved. That said, Auger & Auger’s expert attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that you are compensated for your medical expenses and financial losses.
Dogs are, in fact, domesticated animals — but their animal instincts are fully intact. This was made very clear by an incident that occurred in Greenville in March of 2018. A patron took their dog to 13 Stripes Brewery for a bite to eat on the patio where dogs have always been welcome, and the dog bit another patron.
While Michael Robinson, co-owner of the brewery, knows that the incident was not a typical one, he felt that the only way to protect patrons and employees from such attacks was to stop allowing dogs to accompany their owners to the establishment. It wasn’t a decision the owners enjoyed having to do, but having to worry about a 3rd party lawsuit took precedence.
You do not want to find yourself on the wrong end of a lawsuit because your dog was overstimulated, frightened, stressed, or ill when you took them out in public. There are steps you can take to help reduce the chance that your dog will reach out and bite someone:
In some cases, you must leave your dog at home if it doesn’t follow basic commands or isn’t 100% friendly towards strangers. No matter how much you want to interact with your dog every moment of the day — take them to a fenced dog park — you don’t want to risk having to make a life or death decision when it comes to your pet.
Getting bitten by a dog is frightening and extremely painful. Being outright attacked can be life-altering. Victims of dog bites are not only saddled with physical and emotional pain but with the financial hardship of paying for medical bills. Our Greenville dog bite attorney is here to ensure that you have fair representation and equitable compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been suffered a dog bite, reach out to our office to schedule a no-cost case evaluation. We will review the details of your case and put together a comprehensive plan for securing the damages you are entitled to. Our zero-fee guarantee means that you don’t pay until we win, so don’t wait, call now!
Call (864) 991-3532 today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!