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South Carolina Dog Bite Law

Under South Carolina dog bite law, dog owners are usually responsible if their dog bites or attacks someone.  Dog owners are liable even if the dog does not have a history of prior attacks.  If a dog bites or attacks a person who is in a public place or is lawfully in a private place (including the property of the dog owner, if there with the owner’s express or implied permission), the dog owner is liable for the damages suffered. There is an exception to this rule if the person bitten provoked or harassed the dog. Dog bite victims are entitled to recover for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, scarring, permanent injury, inability to participate in normal activities, and other damages. If the dog owner has homeowner’s insurance, the homeowner’s insurance will likely cover the dog owner’s liability for these damages. In some cases, a landlord can…
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