If a dog bit you, you may be eligible to recover compensation from the pet’s owner. A personal injury lawyer in Warrenton, VA from the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can help. We fight for the rights of injured victims, helping them win the damages they deserve.
After a dog bite accident, call attorney Jim Parrish and his team at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC. We offer a free consultation and work on a no-win-no-fee basis, meaning we do not get paid until you recover compensation. For a free consultation, call us at 571-229-1800.
Trust the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC to Help You Recover Compensation for a Warrenton Dog Bite
When dogs attack, they can cause extensive, lasting damage. Dog bites can result in lacerations, tissue damage, permanent scarring, and disability. In Virginia, certain laws allow injured victims to hold dog owners liable for the behavior of their pets.
The two state laws that most often come into play in Virginia dog bite cases are the one-bite rule and the negligence per se rule. Both laws establish clear guidelines for when a dog bite is the responsibility of the pet’s owner.
The One-Bite Rule
Virginia’s one-bite rule holds owners responsible for dog bite injuries if the animal had a history of biting or aggressive behavior. The rule is named as such because it takes usually takes one bite to trigger its application; however, other types of wild and aggressive behavior (like running off leash while not on the owner’s property, lunging at people while barking, chasing people or other animals, etc.) can fulfill the “requirements” of the rule. If a dog bites someone, then the next time it injures someone, the owner is nearly always liable, no matter what precautions they took.
The Negligence Per Se Rule
The negligence per se rule in Virginia frequently applies in cases where an owner violated a rule that allowed the injury to occur. For instance, if the owner let the dog run around without a leash, we can go after the owner based on a violation of a leash law. This rule does not require the dog to have a history of bites or aggression.
To see how a Warrenton dog bite accident lawyer from the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can help you, call 571-229-1800 today.
Learn the Advantages of Hiring a Warrenton Dog Bite Accident Lawyer from the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC sets itself apart from other personal injury law firms with our commitment to personal client service, and our focus on communication and transparency.
With our firm, you will not end up with a lawyer who promises the world, then disappears once you sign on the dotted line. We stay in constant contact with you while we fight for the compensation you deserve, and our support staff is always eager to hear from you and to help in any way they can.
When you work with the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC you can expect:
A Free Consultation
Before you hire us, we want you to have full confidence in our team. That is why we offer every new client in Warrenton a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Discuss your case with a member of our staff, ask any questions you have, and let us provide you with your options. Once you decide to move forward, we get to work on your case right away.
Insurance Company Experience
Many dog owners have insurance policies that cover damages caused by their pets so you may end up having to go through an insurance company to collect compensation. Injury attorney Jim Parrish spent years representing insurers before opening his own firm to fight for injured victims. If the insurance company tries to pay you less than you deserve, we will negotiate aggressively on your behalf and help you recover full and fair compensation.
A Dedicated Support Staff
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC has a full support staff ready to help you with anything you need. If you have questions or concerns or just want a status update on your case, our team is always eager to hear from you. If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite in Fauquier County, Virginia, contact the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC to discuss your case with a Fauquier County dog bite lawyer.
To start the process today with a free consultation and case evaluation in Warrenton, call our office at 571-229-1800.
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Our Team Fights for the Fair Compensation You Deserve
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC team fights for the compensation you deserve for your dog bite accident injuries. Your settlement may include money for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
The Statute of Limitations on Dog Bite Accident Injuries
The Virginia statute of limitations on dog bite accident lawsuits is two years. Once it expires, you may no longer be able to pursue compensation from the responsible party or parties.
If necessary, the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can take quick legal action on your behalf to preserve your right to compensation in the face of an impending deadline. Call us to discuss the specifics of your case.
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For a Free Dog Bite Accident Case Evaluation in Warrenton, Call 571-229-1800
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can help you recover compensation for your dog bite accident injuries. We are eager to get started on your case. For a free consultation and case evaluation, call us at 571-229-1800.