Police are investigating an alligator-related fatality that occurred on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. On Monday morning, around 9:45 am, the incident took place at a resort when an alligator attacked an individual who was walking a dog. The victim succumbed to fatal injuries after the attack involving the alligator.
Although alligators are not deemed aggressive toward humans, and most bites do not prove fatal, this does not mean that alligators pose absolutely no threat to humans. Any animal, whether a domesticated animal such as a dog or a wild animal like an alligator, may harm a human if circumstances lead to an attack like the alligator-related fatality. If an aggressive dog attacks an individual and leaves the person with injuries, owners must be responsible for the actions of their pets no matter if the biting incident was intentional or not.
If you or someone you know has been bitten or injured by a dog or another animal, our South Carolina personal injury lawyers at Chappell, Smith & Arden, P.A. will assist you in filing a claim. You may schedule a free consultation by calling 803-929-3600 or 866-881-8623 or contact us online. With offices located throughout South Carolina, we serve clients in Lexington County, Richland County, Sumter County, Aiken County, Florence County, Lancaster County, York County, Orangeburg County, Kershaw County, and Newberry County, including those towns of Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Rock Hill, Aiken, Sumter, Newberry, Florence, and Spartanburg.