You Or A Family Member Were Attacked by a Dog: How Far Should You Go to Defend Yourself?
It can happen without warning – a dog attacks from out of the blue. You, or a loved one in your family, are left with not only physical scars, but also emotional trauma from the experience.
Each year hundreds of children and adults are attacked or bitten by vicious dogs. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 4.7 million dog bites occur in the U.S. each year. Some of these animals have bitten before, some have not and some are breeds that have a reputation for aggressiveness, while the dog itself may have never bitten before.
Dog Bite Laws in Virginia
Virginia dog bite laws are unreasonably complex and confusing. In certain circumstances, the dog owner or caregiver may be able to escape liability, leaving the victim burdened with medical bills and horrible disfiguring injuries.
The outcomes of these cases can be determined by various factors. How severe are your injuries? What was happening before the attack occurred? Where were you?
Your options depend on the answers to these questions, and only an experienced Virginia dog bite lawyer can provide you with reliable advice. A lawyer will also help you recover money for:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Punitive damages
Not only do you deserve compensation for the mental and physical trauma, but you want to make sure the aggressive dog that attacked you doesn’t hurt anyone else.
Attorney Paul Thomson: Fighting for the Rights of Dog Attack Victims
I understand that a dog bite can have a traumatic effect on your life. I’m Attorney Paul Thomson, and I know because I’ve been working with victims injured in dog attacks for over 15 years.
In my opinion, the laws of Virginia are not enough to fully protect the rights of dog bite victims. So my goal is to fight for you and make sure that you get the compensation, and damages, you deserve.
Since 1995, I’ve been winning cases and settlements for dog bite victims. I understand exactly how to proceed with these types of cases.
If you’re unsure of what your next step should be after you receive medical attention, feel free to call me at (540) 777-4900 or toll free at 1-877-471-3353. I’ll ask that you explain to me what happened and within minutes, I’ll be able to share with you some advice and an evaluation based on my experience with dog bite cases. There is never a charge (and no obligation) to have this initial phone call.
If you need an experienced Dog Bite Attorney, please call me today.