An alligator encounter left a woman fatally injured on Monday morning. Allegedly, the woman who was walking her dog on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina tried to protect her pet from an attack by the alligator and sustained a fatality. It is believed that the eight-foot alligator was caught and euthanized.
Back in 2009, our law firm, Chappell, Smith & Arden, P.A. handled a case in which a golfer from Ohio incurred a serious arm injury and lost his limb after an alligator pulled him into the pond at a golf course while he was retrieving a ball by the water’s edge. Despite his loss, he luckily survived the incident, but it demonstrates how devastating and serious an encounter with an animal can be.
If you or someone you know has been injured or bitten by an animal, our South Carolina personal injury lawyers at Chappell, Smith & Arden, P.A. will guide you through the claim-filing process. 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.