Depending on the circumstances of the situation, certain types of compensation may be available for victims:
Pain and suffering: physical pain and suffering and mental anguish may be included.
Loss of Earnings: You may be 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 may be able to recover damages for the value of the reduction in earning capacity with reasonable probability which will occur in the future.
Disﬁgurement: If the injury causes scarring or other unsightly marks, the victim may be 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: Damages include any sort of medical expenses that a victim has had to pay for at a hospital, clinic, or to a pharmacy.
Wrongful Death of a Loved One: Fatal dog attacks don’t happen very often, 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.
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.
In PWC, all dogs 4 months and older must be licensed and renewed annually. In addition, the dog must wear the license tag or the owner may be fined.
Prince William County forbids dogs from running freely within the county unless engaged in a specific, protected function such as hunting or training.
Citizens are required to report any knowledge of a dog bite to the proper authorities. These laws, of course, are intended to keep aggressive dogs from harming any individuals.
Prince William County points out that nearly eighty percent of dog bite victims know the owner of the dog. Over fifty percent of such victims are under the age of fifteen, and most are between four and nine years old. Many bites occur while playing with a dog, with the victim having no intention of harming or harassing the animal.
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