Experienced Legal Representation Following a Dog Bite Attack
While well-socialized dogs can be wonderful companions, even the most well-behaved dog can attack if provoked or startled. If you or your child was the victim of a vicious dog bite or animal attack, you may be able to seek monetary damages from the dog owner for any medical expenses you may need, scarring or disfigurement, and emotional trauma.
Once you have attended to your medical care, contact the an experienced dog bite attorney, such as Valverde & Rowell, P.C, located in the greater Virginia Beach area. We represent adults and children who have suffered personal injury as a result of serious dog bites and attacks throughout the Hampton Roads area. We offer experienced, prompt and dedicated service to guide you through the legal process.
Effects of a Dog Bite Injury
Dog bite victims are often small children or the disabled, who the dog might not consider a serious threat. Many children simply do not have the comprehension to know when to stop teasing a dog or how to recognize the signs of an agitated dog. As a result, they can suffer serious lacerations or cuts, which can lead to permanent scarring or disfigurement.
Some children and other dog bite victims might also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and emotional trauma following a vicious attack. While individuals can receive counseling and support to overcome the initial emotional trauma, the emotional effects of a dog bite can last a lifetime.
How Our Hampton Roads Dog Bite Attorneys Can Help
Local ordinances and leash laws are designed to protect individuals and children from dog attacks. Some areas have strict policies on owning known aggressive breeds, such as Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers and German Shepherds. We will explore whether dog owners were in compliance with such laws at the time of attack, as well as other factors such as whether the dog has a history of attacking people.
Our skilled personal injury attorneys will investigation your claim, interview any witnesses, and prepare a strong defense on your behalf to obtain maximum compensation. To discuss your case with us, contact our law firm at (757) 422-8472 today.
Bradford A. MillerAssociate at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.
Hugo Raul ValverdePartner at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.
R. Barry RowellPartner at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.
Andrew J. ReigelAssociate at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.