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4  Things to Know About Dog Bite Cases

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. What to do After a Dog Attack
2. Settlements & Compensation
3. Strict Time Deadlines
4. Contact a Dog Bite Lawyer


What to do After an Attack

  • 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 if you were bitten or scratched. It is also important to have your injuries documented by a medical professional.
  • Report the incident to the proper authorities as soon as possible. If you are injured you should call the police so they can get you the proper medical care you may need. It is also a good idea to report the incident to Richmond Animal Control (804-646-5573) so that they can conduct an investigation. Animal control will also need to quarantine the animal to observe for signs of rabies.
  • Take photos of your initial injuries as soon as possible. Be sure to also document the healing process. This can become crucial evidence for your case.
  • Contact an experienced dog bite lawyer to help you get the best settlement possible.

Settlements and Compensation for Dog Bite Victims

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your attack, you may be eligible for the following damages:

  • 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 Income: You are entitled to recover for the loss of earnings which you suffered from your injuries.
  • Future Loss of Income: 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.
  • Scarring & 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 Bills: Dangers include any sort of medical expenses that a victim has had to pay for at a hospital, clinic, or to a pharmacy.
  • Wrongful Death:  Fatal dog attacks are rare, but when they do occur, they’re always incredibly tragic. No one ever expects to lose a loved one in such a violent way. The Virginia wrongful death statute allows certain family members of the victim to file a claim on the behalf of the deceased.

Strict Time Deadlines

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 for personal injury lawsuits. 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.

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CASE RESULTS

$134,000.000

5-year-old girl bitten on face,
lip, and mouth by neighbor’s Chow

Arlington, VA

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CASE RESULTS

$100,000.00

FedEx delivery driver sustained
major injuries to arm after being bitten
by a Chow while working

Wythe County, VA

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CASE RESULTS

$100,000.00

Postal worker sustained a serious knee
injury after being attacked by a
German Shepherd while working

Norfolk, VA

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CASE RESULTS

$100,000.00

FedEx delivery driver sustained
injuries to his arm after being bitten
by a Chow while working

Wythe County, VA

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CASE RESULTS

$100,00.00

7-year-old playing outside in front of her
house when a neighbor’s Rottweiler
dug a hole under the fence and attacked her

Winchester, VA

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CASE RESULTS

$80,000.00

Child was playing in neighbor’s yard
with other kids when neighbor’s dog
flew out of the house and attacked her.

Fauquier County, VA

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CASE RESULTS

$40,000.00

Client passing woman working
2 German Shepherds in a parking lot
when they suddenly attacked him

Fairfax, VA

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