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    Virginia Dog Bite Lawyers

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      Virginia Dog Bite Lawyers

      Virginia Dog Bite Lawyers

      Do You Need Legal Help?

      Do You Need Legal Help?

        Serving residents of Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Prince William County, Loudoun County, Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, Arlington County, Alexandria, City of Fredericksburg, City of Manassas Park, City of Manassas, City of Falls Church, Town of Vienna, Town of Herndon, Town of Occoquan, Town of Dumfries, and all of Virginia.

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        Whether you have been charged with a Criminal Offense, Serious Criminal Traffic Offense, or have been injured in an Accident that was not your fault, our First-Class Attorneys are not going to let you become a victim! With over 30 years of experience, we will fight back, with you and for you, to get the results you deserve.

        Helping you fight back.

        Whether you have been charged with a Criminal Offense, Serious Criminal Traffic Offense, or have been injured in an Accident that was not your fault, our First-Class Attorneys are not going to let you become a victim! With over 30 years of experience, we will fight back, with you and for you, to get the results you deserve.

        Helping you fight back.

        Whether you have been charged with a Criminal Offense, Serious Criminal Traffic Offense, or have been injured in an Accident that was not your fault, our First-Class Attorneys are not going to let you become a victim! With over 30 years of experience, we will fight back, with you and for you, to get the results you deserve.

        Virginia Dog Bite Lawyers 

        Having been involved in a dog attack can be terrifying. Dogs are supposed to be man’s best friend but if you are here reading this page, you’ve likely experienced a dog that had no intention of being a friend and was aggressive and vicious. We are so sorry that you have to go through this pain and suffering because a dog owner didn’t do their job to keep you safe from their animal. Our Virginia dog bite lawyers aim to protect your rights to justice by defending you against the liable party. We are committed to bringing you justice in the form of compensation for your damages and injuries related to this dog attack. When people make mistakes that cause you harm, they deserve to know that these mistakes are not acceptable. If you have been seriously harmed by a dog because of someone else’s negligence please get in touch with our Virginia dog bite lawyers to set up your free, first consultation. We would like to go over your case in this consultation and give you legal advice. If you’d like justice, call us right away.

        What Your Compensation Award May Include

        When you seek compensation for a dog bite, you can receive non-economic damages as well as economic damages. With a dog bite injury, non-economic damages might be your physical, emotional, and mental suffering following the accident. Young kids who get bitten by dogs often suffer from a fear of dogs throughout life. This can hinder their quality of life if they cannot be around one of the most common household pets in this country. You can also receive non-economic damages for your pain and suffering. These are all significant damages and should be accurately reflected in your compensation award.

        Economic damages are financial loss related to the dog bite injuries. If you need to see a plastic surgeon because of serious bites and injuries to your face or hands or other visible skin, those bills are included in your compensation award. If you had to miss work and lost out on earnings because of your dog bite injury, that is included in your economic damages for your compensation award. Any financial loss related to your dog bite injury will be included in your economic damages.

        It is the job of our Virginia dog bite lawyers to bring you justice in the form of the fullest and fairest compensation award possible.

        Virginia Dog Bite Statute of Limitations

        Depending on where you live in this country the statute of limitations, which is the time period in which you can file your claim, is going to differ. In Virginia, from the date of your dog bite or a dog attack, you are given two years to bring your case in civil court. Given the limitations of this two-year time period, it is not advisable for you to wait around pondering over getting a lawyer or not. These two years should be used prepping your case with a lawyer by your side. If you let time slip away without having your injury case in the forefront of your mind, then you can easily miss your deadline and forever miss out on receiving justice. Our Virginia dog bite lawyers hope that you reach out as soon as possible so we can get started right away. Please call us right away to set up a free consultation.

        One Bite Dog Laws in Virginia

        In Virginia there is the rule known as the “one bite” rule. This rule will allow you to hold the dog owner accountable for your injuries and damages if they had previous knowledge that this dog had a propensity for violence. The rule is called the one bite rule because dogs are allowed one “free” bite. The first time the dog bites someone, basically the dog owner will have the benefit of the doubt because they didn’t know that the dog was dangerous.

        If you were caught up because of this one bite rule, please know that there are other ways to show and prove that the dog owner had knowledge of the vicious propensity of their animal. It takes a skilled lawyer to build a case on this foundation, so get in contact with our Virginia dog bite lawyers today.

        Laws in Virginia About Negligence

        In Virginia, anyone who owns a dog is expected to use reasonable care when they are controlling their animals in order to prevent incidents like what you have experienced. They must be able to restrain their dogs from causing harm to innocent bystanders. If you can show that the dog owner failed to use reasonable care in handling their animal, then you can bring your case against them for negligence

        One of your options for showing that the dog owner was negligent is, for instance proving that they did not follow leash laws in your area and that is how the dog got loose and attacked you. This would be proof that they were negligent because reasonable care would require them to follow these leash laws and they did not do so, which put you in harm’s way.

        Obstacles for Our Case 

        Our Virginia dog bite lawyers are going to be prepared for what the defense has to say after the incident. Dog owners have several defenses that they will likely use. They often say that they had no idea that the dog could bite someone and they might turn to the Virginia fault laws to get out of responsibility for the case. 

        In Virginia, there is something called contributory negligence, which says that if the victim of an accident has any fault (either partial or complete) in their own injury, than the owner of the dog a.k.a. the liable party is cleared of the responsibility for compensation. They might say that you knew better than to be on their property because of a “Beware of Dog” sign. They might also say that you provoked their animal into biting you.

        Our lawyers understand the severity of this harsh law and we will fight against them to make sure that you are not wrongfully barred from receiving compensation because of the defenses that the dog owner might put forward. If we can successfully keep them from blaming you for the accident, then we can ensure that you receive compensation for your damages.

        What to Do for a Successful Claim

        It is a common feeling after being attacked or bitten by a dog to feel lost and helpless. It is an isolating feeling to have been injured by a dog because of the dog owner’s carelessness or negligence. There are things, however, that you can do to empower yourself and your case.

        Directly after you get involved in this accident, we want you to collect evidence. This evidence means a lot to the success of your case. You can collect pictures and videos of the scene, as well as of the dog and the owner of the dog. If you have any eyewitnesses of the accident, you can collect their information. Animal control can come onto the scene to make a report, as well.

        If you were able to get the written documentation of the vaccination of this animal, that can help the doctors in the emergency room treat you; otherwise, if they can’t rule out rabies, they are going to immediately start treatment for rabies on you, which can be extensive and uncomfortable.

        Getting the medical attention that you need right after being injured by a dog can better ensure that your recovery goes smoothly. Dog bites can cause damage to nerves and tendons as well as disfigurement and scarring to the skin. You might also require some psychological evaluation. This is particularly important for young people and children who have been attacked by a dog. Having a phobia of dogs after being bit as a child is very common.

        Take the time you need to recover fully. Do everything that your doctor says and take care of yourself at this time. Don’t worry too much about the legal aspect of this case because it is up to our Virginia dog bite lawyers to handle this case for you. Allow us to take that stress off of your shoulders.

        Call Our Virginia Dog Bite Lawyers Today

        If you’ve been seriously injured in a dog attack, we hope that you reach out to our Virginia dog bite lawyers as soon as you possibly can after receiving adequate medical attention. It is our mission to bring our community the support that they need after they have been made a victim by someone else’s carelessness. We will hold the dog owner responsible for your injuries and damages and push against the insurance company to ensure that whatever compensation you have fully reflects the damages that you’ve had to suffer through. We can sit down with you for your free, initial consultation, during which you can receive valuable advice regarding your case. If you want justice, please reach out to us today.

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