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Dog Bite Attorney in the Greater Charleston Area

Dog Bite Injury Attorney Proudly Serving Victims in Coastal South Carolina

The Mt. Pleasant personal injury lawyers have assisted numerous dog bite victims in securing compensation for their injuries. With over a decade of experience, they identify all potential sources of liability, including those involving dangerous animals. We know how traumatic animal attacks can be and understand your pain. Our Mt. Pleasant dog bite attorneys are committed to obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Recovering from a dog bite can be a challenging and lengthy process, with settlements often taking even longer. However, you don’t have to face this journey alone. Our Charleston County injury lawyers are here to support you.

In South Carolina, Dog Owners Carry Responsibility

Liability laws differ from state to state, and in some places, dog owners are not held accountable for the first time their dog bites someone. South Carolina does not follow this "one bite rule." Instead, South Carolina applies the doctrine of strict liability, allowing any victim of a dog bite or attack in Charleston to seek compensation for their injuries.

Dog owners often attempt to argue "comparative negligence," suggesting that the injured person (you) somehow provoked the incident. This is where we step in. Our team will gather all the details of the accident to demonstrate that you are entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.

Have you or a loved one been bitten or attacked by a dog in Charleston? 

If so, you need our skilled dog bite attorneys to:

  • Investigate the incident, which may include interviewing witnesses, taking photos, and speaking with neighbors about the dog's history and behavior they have witnessed in the past.
  • Obtain your medical records and, if needed, hire medical and damage experts to detail the extent of your injuries and any future treatment required.
  • Manage all necessary paperwork and negotiations/communication with the insurance company involved.
  • Collect relevant information from the dog owner, such as veterinary and immunization records.
  • Secure the max compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, scarring and healing, lost wages, and other relevant needs.

Dog Bite Injuries

Dog bites can cause serious, life-altering injuries. If you or a loved one has been bitten, contact a trusted Mt. Pleasant dog bite attorney to pursue the compensation you deserve.

Broken Bones

Dog bites often result in broken bones, especially in the face, hands, and feet. These areas are prone to fractures due to their delicate bones, and victims often need surgery to restore functionality and appearance.

Avulsion Injury

An avulsion injury occurs when a dog bite tears away chunks of tissue and ligaments. This injury can lead to deep lacerations, mobility issues, infection and long-term scarring.

Torn Ligaments

Dog attacks frequently cause torn ligaments and tendons, particularly in the hands, feet, and face where these tissues are close to the surface.

Nerve Damage

Severe dog bites can disrupt individual nerves or nerve networks, leading to muscle function loss and sensations of tingling or numbness in the affected areas.


Though rare, dog bites can result in amputations of fingers, toes, feet, arms, or legs, especially if the injury is severe or becomes infected.


In extreme cases, especially when the attack targets the face or neck, dog bites can be fatal. Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable due to their inability to defend themselves effectively

Contact a Dog Bite Injury Lawyer Today

At Joe Good Law, our team is dedicated to quickly investigating your injury claim, collecting vital evidence, and securing the compensation you deserve.

Contact Joe Good at (843) 412-1401 or fill out our contact form. We offer free consultations to discuss your rights and help you navigate the complexities of a legal matter.
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