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No Legal Fees Unless We Win

Our Virginia dog bite attorneys operate under a no free promise: this means that you are not responsible for any legal fees unless we win or settle your case.

We understand that the fees associated with a lawsuit can be a barrier to justice. Corporations and insurance companies have tremendous resources, and our No Fee Promise levels the playing field.

4 Things to Consider After the Attack

  1. 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.
  2. Report the incident.
  3. Take photos of your injuries as soon as you can and continue to document the healing process. This will be very important evidence in your case.
  4. Contact a Virginia dog bite lawyer.

Types of Settlements and Compensation

  • Pain and suffering. Physical pain can fade, but the emotional turmoil of a dog attack can linger for years. This is especially true with children that are bitten.
  • Loss of earnings while unable to work. Even minor injuries can put a victim out of work for days, weeks or even months. Those absences will inevitably take a toll on a person’s income stream. We can help fight for the wages you lose out on because of your injury.
  • 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. This is especially true when a child is attacked.
  • Children: Unfortunately, some childhood injuries can stay with a person physically for the rest of their life. This can impact their self-esteem and may require expensive plastic surgery. This can be factored into a settlement.
  • Medical bills. When you’re injured through no fault of your own, you shouldn’t be expected to pay for the medical costs accrued during treatment.
  • Death of a loved one.  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 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 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 bit 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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