Alexandria Dog Bite & Attack Laws | Virginia Dog Bite Lawyer

Bitten or attacked by someone else’s dog in Alexandria? Then you should know your legal rights after such an event.

  • Run or running at large – no dog shall run at large within the city at any time. Running at large is also prohibited in public parks or play grounds.
  • Dangerous dogs – any dog that has bitten, attacked, or inflicted injury on a person shall be deemed dangerous. If a dog is deemed dangerous by the courts, the dog must be registered as a dangerous dog. For more information visit the dangerous dogs registry of Virginia.
  • Vicious dogs – any dog that has killed a person; inflicted serious injury to a person including multiple bites, serious disfigurement, serious impairment of health, or serious impairments of a bodily function.

If you’ve been attacked by a dog in Alexandria, Virginia:

  • Seek medical attention immediately. You do not know whether or not the animal has been vaccinated against rabies. Even if they have, you are still at risk for infection.
  • Report the incident by calling the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, Animal Control at 703-746-4774
  • Gather as much information as possible from witnesses about the dog and the incident.
  • Contact a Virginia dog bite lawyer.

An animal that has bitten someone must be quarantined for a ten-day period at least. The victim should attempt to identify the animal so that authorities can act accordingly.

Dog bite victims may be eligible to receive compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earnings while unable to work
  • Future loss of earnings if you cannot return to work
  • Disfigurement – If the injury causes scarring or other unsightly marks
  • Medical Expenses
  • Wrongful Death

Virginia Dog Bite Lawyer

Owners have a strict responsibility to keep their dogs safely contained, and that responsibility is all-the-more important if the dog is found to be dangerous or vicious. My Virginia-based personal injury law firm specializes in dog bite and dog attack cases. My lawyers and I know the rules, the regulations, and the laws surrounding dogs and dog attacks, and we know how to fight for you in order to win you the legal redress to which you are entitled. Nobody should have to suffer because a dog owner should have known better.


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