Helping You Deal With Injuries From Dog Bites

Dogs may seem cute and cuddly, but not all dogs like to be around people. Young children are especially vulnerable to animal attacks, and a serious bite can be harmful to anyone. If this happens, you have the right to file a dog bite claim against the owner.

At Dougherty Tobias Iszard, Northern Virginia Law, P.C., we have a full understanding of the dog bite laws in Virginia and will work with you to get the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys have extensive experience working with personal injury cases and know how the system works. We can help you hold animal owners and insurance companies accountable. These situations can be scary, but we will fight for you and your rights in and out of court.

Understanding Virginia's Dog Bite Liability Laws

When it comes to dog bites, Virginia is very clear on how responsibility is determined in these cases. Virginia has a "one bite" rule meaning the owner knew the dog was aggressive because it has bitten at least one other person. Our lawyers will go through the facts of the case and see if the dog that caused the bite was known to be aggressive.

Virginia also requires owners to use reasonable care to control or restrain their dogs. If you can determine that the owner did not do everything in their power to prevent the dog from biting, including using leashes or other measures, then you have the right to seek damages. Our compassionate and dedicated lawyers have experience with personal injury cases, and will look at the situation and assess whether the owner followed laws and ordinances about restraining pets. Our goal is to seek the best compensation for you and your injuries.

Bit By Dog? We Can Help.

If the owner was responsible for the dog biting you, you are entitled to compensation. To set up a free consultation, give us a call today at 703-639-4706 or complete our intake form. We service clients throughout Manassas, Fairfax and northern Virginia.