Dog Bite Injuries
Personal Injury Lawyers Assisting Victims of Animal Attacks in Lynchburg
Every year in the United States, millions of dog attacks and bites occur,
many of which are minor and require little to no medical attention. However,
others cause serious personal injury and require significant medical attention
and recovery time. In addition to this, they can have long-term or lifelong
consequences for the victim, including physical disability, an inability
to work, mental pain and suffering, scarring, and more.
Virginia's "One Bite" Law
Virginia is considered a "one bite" state when it comes to dog
bite laws. This means that, if the owner knows that their dog was aggressive,
dangerous, or broke an animal control law, they can be held personally
liable for a bite the very first time it occurs.
If you have been bitten by a dog due to the negligence of an owner, it
is critical to know your rights and how to pursue all possible avenues
of legal action. At the office of Randall J. Trost, P.C., our Lynchburg
dog bite injury attorneys are well-versed in dog bite law, and can help
you aggressively fight for the justice and fair compensation that you deserve.
- Common injuries resulting from dog bites include:
- Fractured or crushed bones or joints
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Sprains and strains
- Puncture wounds
- Psychological trauma, including a lifelong fear of dogs
What to Do Following a Dog Attack
Whatever the type of injury you have suffered from a dog attack, it is
important to first seek immediate medical attention before anything else.
Call animal control or the police to report the bite. Collect any information
or evidence, including: contact information for the owner, a description
of the dog's breed, or photographs, Doing these things can greatly
improve your chances of receiving a favorable settlement or judgment in
After taking these initial steps,
contact our Lynchburg dog bite lawyers at 434.738.2300, schedule your
free consultation, and find out how we can help! We can represent clients in Lynchburg,
Danville, and surrounding areas.