Dog Bite Accident Lawyer in Spotsylvania County, VA
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If you suffered injuries after a dog bite in Spotsylvania County, VA, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim against the owner of the pet. A dog bite accident lawyer in Spotsylvania County, VA can help you file a claim and recover damages. You may be eligible to collect money for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and a number of other damages.
Attorney Jim Parrish and his team at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, proudly serve injured victims in Spotsylvania County, and we have a stellar track record of helping our clients recover fair compensation. We want to put our resources to work for you. To schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our staff, call us today at 571-229-1800.
How Our Firm Helps You Recover Damages for Your Dog Bite Injuries
A dog bite can cause a number of injuries, some leading to serious medical issues requiring intensive treatment. Severe dog bites may even result in long-term damage. If you were attacked or bitten by a dog in Spotsylvania County, there is a high probability that the owner of the dog, or the person who was supposed to be watching it at the time of the attack, is responsible.
Virginia has two laws governing dog bite cases. The first is the “one bite” rule and the second is the “negligence per se” rule. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we will use one or both laws to demonstrate how the owner of the dog that bit you is liable for your injuries.
The One Bite Rule
Virginia’s one bite rule is self-explanatory. Once a dog bites a person a single time, the owner is typically liable for the damage caused by any subsequent bites.
In other words, if we research the dog that bit you and find evidence of a past bite, the owner is likely liable for damages.
The Negligence Per Se Rule
The negligence per se rule holds dog owners liable for bites caused by animals with no history of aggression. The law requires owners to take certain precautions with their dogs whether the animal has shown a tendency to bite or not. Such laws include things like “leash laws,” which prohibit animals from running at large off the owner’s (or custodian’s) property without a leash or proper restraint.
For instance, if the dog that bit you was not on a leash, or if the owner’s fence had a hole in it, we can hold the owner liable based on the negligence per se rule.
Discover the Benefits of Working With Attorney Jim Parrish and the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, prides itself on being different from other personal injury law firms in Virginia. We get to know each of our clients, understanding their needs, goals, and fears. Whatever stress is on your shoulders from your injury, our job is to remove it.
Here is what you can expect when you choose a dog bite accident lawyer in Spotsylvania County, VA, from our firm.
A Free Initial Consultation and Case Evaluation
We offer a free case evaluation to every new potential client in Spotsylvania County. We do this for two reasons. One, we want to be sure of how we can help you. Second, we want you to hire us with 100% confidence. Before we take your case, we sit down with you, review your situation, and let you know what to expect.
A Former Insurance Company Lawyer
Before launching his own firm dedicated to helping injured victims, Jim Parrish worked for many years as an attorney for the insurance companies. The types of negotiation he will carry out on your behalf are ones he spent years on the other side of. He uses the knowledge and information he gained inside the insurance companies to your advantage, doing all that he can to ensure you have the upper hand during the negotiation process.
A Friendly, Hands-On Staff
When you work with the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, you can always reach us with any questions or concerns you have. Not only is Jim Parrish big on communication, but our staff is always a call, email, or text away, eager to help you with anything they can.
To schedule a free case evaluation in Spotsylvania County, call us today at 571-229-1800.
We Help You Recover Fair Compensation for Your Dog Bite Injuries
At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, we are committed to helping you recover fair compensation for your injuries, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
The Virginia Statute of Limitations on Dog Bite Injury Lawsuits
Virginia has a two-year statute of limitations on dog bite injury lawsuits. The clock starts running on the date of your injury. If you let it expire, you may lose your right to compensation.
Our firm can act right away by filing a quick lawsuit to stave off the statute. We will do everything possible to uphold your ability to recover damages. Call us today at 571-229-1800 for a free case evaluation.