Columbia Psychological Damage Due to Dog Bite Lawyers

If you or a loved one has suffered psychological damage due to a dog bite or a dog attack, contact the skilled attorneys at Goings Law Firm, LLC for help getting compensation for your injuries. Pet owners have a responsibility to take all precautionary steps to keep their pet from causing anyone any harm. But if they do not do enough to prevent this, they can be held liable for the injuries their pet causes. Although only physical injuries are visible, the psychological damage is a very real consequence of dog attacks. Going through extreme trauma at the hands of a vicious dog can leave victims fearing dogs or cause uncontrollable anxiety.

At Goings Law Firm, LLC, we believe that pet owners who allow their dogs to deal such severe damage to innocent victims should be held responsible for their carelessness. You deserve compensation for your mental suffering, and our Columbia dob bite attorneys are here to help you get it. To find out more about your legal options, contact us today at (803) 350-9230.

Why Do You Need a Lawyer?

Cases dealing with psychological or emotional damages are hard to prove because there may not be physical manifestations of the psychological or emotional damage. It can be difficult to place a monetary value on emotional suffering, which can make a lawsuit difficult to bring. Furthermore, arguing that your emotional duress was a direct result of your dog attack is more complicated than arguing that a physical injury was.

However, that does not mean that your trauma is not real, or that you cannot recover compensation. An experienced dog bite lawyer knows the evidence required to effectively argue your claim. They will know exactly how much money to ask for, depending on your particular circumstances. They will fight for your rights after an accident and ensure that you get the money you deserve, which would be much more difficult on your own.

Why Choose Us?

The experienced dog attack attorneys at Goings Law Firm, LLC know what it takes to win a case like yours because we’ve done it before. We have won millions for our past clients, including $500,000 for an individual dog bite victim. Join the thousands of clients that have gotten adequate compensation for their injuries, thanks to the help of Goings Law Firm, LLC.

Because our lawyers have worked so closely with clients in difficult situations, we understand how stressful it is. We are dedicated to supporting you every step of the way through the legal process, and we are especially sensitive to those who are suffering from psychological trauma. We furthermore will not charge you anything unless and until we win your case.

Cases We Handle

Although there can be very serious physical damage resulting from a dog bite, there can also be emotional or psychological damage. Even though you cannot see it, it can affect people very seriously. Some examples include:

  • Anxiety: After being a victim of a dog attack, a person can experience anxiety thinking about the incident. Even just returning to the place where it happened can be very stress-inducing to victims. Anxiety causes symptoms like cold and clammy hands and feet, sleep problems, panic, fear, rapid heart rate, nausea, losing appetite or overeating.
  • Nightmares: A victim may begin having vivid and terrifying dreams of the attack. Having to relive this while one sleeps can result in insomnia, loss of appetite, lower immune system, or depression.
  • Fear of dogs: After a victim has been through a traumatic experience with a dog, they often develop a fear of dogs. In extreme cases, victims may not be able to be in the same room with a dog anymore. Since there are so many dogs everywhere, this can lead the victim to have anxiety when they see one.
  • Agoraphobia: Because of the increased anxiety towards dogs, victims can also develop a fear of leaving one’s house. If a person is scared of seeing a dog, they may never want to leave their house. This can completely prevent a person from leading a normal life.

The emotional effects of a dog bite can be extremely debilitating, especially for children whose brains are still developing. If you or a loved one have suffered any of these kinds of emotional damages because of a dog bite or dog attack, contact the attorneys at Goings Law Firm, LLC for legal help.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has suffered psychological or emotional damage as a result of a dog bite or dog attack, contact the Columbia dog bite lawyers at Goings Law Firm, LLC to get the compensation you deserve. To speak to an experienced lawyer about your case and learn about your rights and options going forward, call us today at (803) 350-9230.

What Clients are saying

100 stars! Mr. Goings and his staff did an amazing job in handling my case! They were with me every step of the way and made sure my case was handled with my best interest at heart! The process could not have been any easier. I am forever grateful to Mr. Goings and his team. South Carolina’s best attorney!

- Tiffany AL

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- Jason D

After representing me after I fell down the stairs at work and injured my back, I would recommend the Goings Law Firm to handle any personal injury matter. Robert and Jessica made me feel like my case mattered to them and that my goals were their goals. They were tireless advocates for me yet they were also willing to be upfront and honest in their assessments of my options going forward. I never felt pressured to choose one course of action over the other. They treated my case like their own.

- Anonymous

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- Anonymous

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- Anonymous

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- Car Accident Client

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- Workers’ Comp Client

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- Personal Injury Client

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- Anonymous

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- Personal Injury Client

Hands down one of the BEST attorneys in the state!! Robert Goings exceeded all of my expectations. He welcomed me and my daughter with open arms and he kept me informed every step of the way. I knew exactly what was going on in my case and I really like that about him. His entire staff was awesome and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney. I guarantee you, you will be very pleased with Mr. Goings. Honestly, he definitely deserves more than 5 stars!!

- Personal Injury Client

After being rear ended in a car accident, I needed help navigating the insurance settlement. Having never needed the services of an attorney, I was very anxious about the whole process. Robert Goings & his staff were excellent to work with; at no point did I question my decision or feel that we would achieve anything less than the best possible settlement. I would never hesitate to recommend him to family, friends or strangers!

- Car Accident Client

Goings Law Firm was very helpful and patient with me. Goings Law Firm educated me about the legal side of things and help me understand my case. I would recommend Goings Law Firm to anyone.

- Workers’ Comp Client

Mr. Goings was caring and professional during a very difficult time in my life. I was faced with the sudden loss of my mother in a car accident, and Robert took the time to talk to me and check up on me throughout the duration of the case. I applaud his sensitivity and willingness to go the extra mile. I would recommend his firm to anyone that wants the best legal representation in South Carolina!

- Personal Injury Client

Robert and his staff have gone above and beyond, they are absolutely amazing at what they do. I would definitely call his office again if the need should arise.

- Workers’ Comp Client

I highly recommend Robert Goings! He is absolutely incredible!!! I had suffered from a dog bite injury and Robert went above and beyond to have me taken care of. He is extremely personable, I never felt like a “client”. He and his staff treated me as well as my family with genuine kindness. I am blessed to have had him take such great care of me and my case.

- Dog Bite Client

He was very kind and knowledgeable. He gave me status updates in a timely matter. I was VERY pleased.

- Personal Injury Client