How Long Do I Have to File a Dog Bite Lawsuit?

Watch this video by experienced South Carolina dog bite lawyer Matthew Breen to learn about the statute of limitations and how long you have to file a dog bite lawsuit in South Carolina. If you or someone you love was injured due to the carelessness, recklessness, or wrongful conduct of another, contact Lowcountry Law, LLC for a free consultation. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. 


Were you or a loved one attacked by a dog and have questions about how long you have to pursue a personal injury case? In South Carolina, generally, you have three years to file your dog bite claim. If, for some reason, the dog is a dog that’s owned by a city or a county, say, a police dog, you have two years to bring the claim under the tort claims act in South Carolina.

If you’re working someplace and you are bitten by a dog under the worker’s compensation act, you have two years to bring your claim. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how long you have to bring your claim. You need to bring your claim as soon as you get injured, and you need me as your lawyer to bring your claim and make sure that you get the full recovery that you can.

If you or someone you love was bitten by a dog in South Carolina, it’s important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and maximize your recovery. Contact dedicated Mount Pleasant dog bite lawyer Matthew Breen for a free consultation and let his experience work for you.