Virginia Dog Bite & Attack Lawyer – Injury Attorneys

Are you the victim of a dog attack or dog bite?

A dog bite is a devastating experience, especially when the victim is a small child. Victims of dog attacks face serious physical injuries, permanent scarring, and emotional trauma. Our Virginia dog bite lawyers represent innocent victims throughout Virginia -- children, delivery drivers, postal workers, joggers, pedestrians, and anyone else attacked by a dog.

  1. 1. What We Can Do For You
  2. 2. Settlements & Compensation
  3. 3. Important Time Deadlines
  4. 4. Contact our Virginia Dog Bite Lawyers

What A Dog Bite Lawyer Can Do For You

  • Conduct an investigation to find out if the dog owner or handler acted negligently.
  • Deal with insurance adjusters and legal matters so that you can focus on getting better.
  • Attempt to recover the best possible settlement for your case.

Settlements and Compensation for Dog Bite Victims

  • Pain and suffering: This is the right to compensation for physical pain and suffering and mental anguish you have suffered and could possibly endure in the future.
  • Loss of Earnings: You are entitled to recover for the loss of earnings which you suffered from your injuries.
  • Future Loss of Earnings: If your injuries have prevented you from your ability to earn income in the future, you can recover damages for the value of the reduction in earning capacity with reasonable probability which will occur in the future.
  • Disfigurement: If the injury causes scarring or other unsightly marks, the victim is entitled to recovery for the disfigurement. Because these injuries are often in very visible places, victims are often very self-conscious of their appearance.
    • Children are frequently bitten in the facial region and require plastic surgery.
  • Medical Expenses: Damages include any sort of medical expenses that a victim has had to pay for at a hospital, clinic, or to a pharmacy.
  • Wrongful Death of a Loved One

Time Deadlines for Virginia Dog Bite Claims

In Virginia, there are strict deadlines for filing a lawsuit. In many cases, Virginia provides a two-year deadline also known as a Statute of Limitations. However, sometimes special circumstances apply and can alter that deadline.  It is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible after the accident to protect your rights.

Virginia Dog Bite Lawyers - Contact us today.

If you'd like to discuss your case with one of our Virginia dog bite lawyers, give us a call or send us an email to setup an appointment. It's free and there is no obligation. After learning more about what happened to you or your loved one, we will help you to understand you legal options. If you do decide to retain us to represent you, we have a no fee promise - you pay no legal fees unless we settle or win your case.

Dog Bite & Attack News

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  • FL Woman Killed by Pet Bull Dog, Pit Bull

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  • 12-Year-Old Viciously Attacked by Bullmastiff

    A preteen from Indiana is recovering after a terrifying attack from a neighborhood dog. The incident occurred November 10th in Michigan City, Indiana. Authorities say the girl had been walking to school when a bullmastiff attacked. The girl ran inside a neighbor’s home, but the dog followed her inside and continued to attack. The dog Continue Reading →

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