Virginia Dog Bite Lawyer
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.
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Compensation for Virginia Dog Attack Victims
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your situation, you may be entitled to the following damages:
Pain and suffering – Physical pain can fade, but the emotional turmoil of a dog attack can linger for years. Victims deserve compensation for this trauma.
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.
Medical expenses – When you’re injured through no fault of your own, you shouldn’t be expected to pay for the medical costs accrued during treatment.
Disfigurement – If the injury causes scarring or other unsightly marks, it could mean years of plastic surgery or therapy to treat the emotional issues that come with the disfigurement.
Children are frequently bitten in the facial region and require plastic surgery.
Wrongful death of a loved one – 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.
Time Deadlines for Virginia Dog Attack 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.
No Legal Fees Unless We Win
We offer a No Fee Promise, which means that you don’t owe us any legal fees unless we settle or win your case. We will work on your behalf to get a fair settlement, and only charge legal fees if you receive a settlement or verdict.
We understand that the fees associated with a lawsuit can be a barrier to justice, and we believe that everyone should have a voice when it comes to asserting their rights. Corporations and insurance companies have tremendous resources, and our No Fee Promise levels the playing field.
Virginia Dog Bite Lawyer
The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC has helped victims of personal injuries for over 30 years. If you were attacked by a dog because of someone else’s negligence, contact us for a free consultation.