Dog bites can leave you in physically and financially ruins
Virginia has what is known as a “one bite” rule that applies not only to dog bites but to other instances such as when a dog knocks someone down when they jump on them and cause injuries. Owners have a “duty of care” which means they must ensure their dog is leashed and is not a danger to people or pets. However, since there is a duty of care, the owner of an unleashed dog who bites you or your child, may still be responsible even if the dog has never bitten anyone before.
Nearly all victims of dog bites and attacks are children. Because of this, the injuries can be very serious, particularly for small children; they often are too small to fight back against an aggressive dog. If your child was injured by an aggressive dog and you believe the owner knew the dog could be dangerous, you should consider speaking with a personal injury attorney about what options you may have to hold the owner accountable.
Whether you are a victim of poor medical care, a drunk driver, or a defective product, you should contact Osterbind Law, PLLC immediately. We have extensive experience dealing with these complex cases and can help you get full and fair compensation for your injuries.
Dog bites can injure normal people in one of many different ways
If you’ve suffered one of these injuries, you may be wondering
What Damages May I Recover?
- Medical Expense
- Pain and Suffering
- Permanent Impairment or Disfigurement
- Lost Wages
- Lost Earning Capacity
Do you have a dog bite case?
Contacting a personal injury attorney in Lynchburg, Virginia can help you recover financially after a dog bite. Since there is a two-year window for you to be able to file a lawsuit, the sooner you contact an attorney, the better. You have rights under Virginia law and an attorney can help you preserve those rights.