Montgomery Co., Virginia Dog Bite Lawyer
What to do After a Dog 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.
- Report the incident by calling the police and Montgomery County Animal Control at 540-382-5795.
- Take photos of your injuries. Be sure to take photos of your initial injury as well as through the healing process. This may become very important evidence in your case.
- Contact a Virginia dog bite lawyer. An experienced dog bite lawyer can help you get the best possible settlement for your injuries.
Compensation for Victims
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be entitled to:
- 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
- Plastic surgery
- Medical expenses
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.
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Our Virginia dog bite attorneys operate under a no fee promise. This means that you are not responsible for any legal fees unless we win or settle your case. Contact us to learn more about your legal rights 877-544-5323
Speak to a Virginia Dog Bite Lawyer
Our attorneys are available to assist all Montgomery County residents including: Blacksburg and Christiansburg.
Dog bites are serious, scary and potentially fatal incidents. The matter is serious enough that the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in two separate instances on various dog bite matters. There is no excuse for allowing your dog to roam freely and potentially injure someone, especially when that dog is known to be vicious or dangerous.
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Montgomery County Animal Laws
Montgomery County code outlines the finer details of what is expected of dog owners in the area, as well as the protocol should an attack occur. Here is what you need to know:
- Running at-large : it is prohibited for the owner to allow any dog to run or be at large within the county. "At large" means roaming, running, or self-hunting off the property of its owner or custodian.
- A dangerous dog is categorized by a canine which has bitten, attacked, or inflicted injury on a person or companion animal, or killed a companion animal.
- A vicious dog means that a canine has killed a person, inflicted serious injury to a person, including multiple bites, serious disfigurement, serious impairment of health or serious impairment of a bodily function, or continued to exhibit the behavior that resulted in a previous finding by a court that it is a dangerous dog