Danville, VA Dog Bite Attorneys
According to the American Humane Association and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs and nearly 900,000 require hospital treatment each year. Unfortunately, children are the most likely victim between all age groups. The risk increases when more dogs are together, and “pack mentality” increases the likelihood of an attack. In Virginia, owners of dogs are afforded what is often referred to as the “one bite rule.” A dog which you believe has never been aggressive or previously bitten may be afforded that “one bite”; however, a thorough investigation into this issue by experienced counsel can deny the owner this undeserved protection.
Dog bites can result in severe physical and emotional injury, and permanent scarring and disfigurement.
Just like dogs, dog bite cases come in all shapes and sizes and just like dogs, they can be tricky to deal with if you don’t have experience dealing with them. We have successfully helped out clients recover for damages, injuries and medical bills caused by dog bites through both settlement and verdict. Because we know how to develop a case for trial and successfully take a case to a jury we have a greater chance of obtaining a prompt and fair settlement for you. Compensation can include damages for pain and suffering and inconvenience, reimbursement or payment for past and future medical bills, including plastic surgery, payment for past and future lost wages and compensation for scarring or disfigurement.
Contact Our Pittsylvania County Dog Bite Injury Attorneys
If you have been bitten by someone else’s dog then you need an attorney who has the jury trial experience that can force the insurance companies to promptly and fairly evaluate your case. Make sure to ask any prospective lawyer if he has successfully tried a dog bite case to a jury verdict, at Haymore and Holland, we have.