Dog Bite Attorney
Attacks by animals can leave children and adults with severe injuries, including nerve damage and scaring. These injuries frequently remain for a lifetime. Other injuries include emotional injuries, infection, punctures, abrasions, lacerations, crush injuries, and fractures. Victims may need plastic or cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of scars.
Children are frequently the victims of serious dog bites. Careless dog owners are often the cause of these terrible injuries. More than 4,000,000 men, women, and children are attacked by household pets each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 800,000 Americans seek medical attention each year for dog bites. A large percentage of these victims are children. Virginia is one of only a few states that follows a “one-bite rule” that protects dog owners from liability for the first injury or bite caused by a dog.
If you or a loved one has been injured by an animal due to the negligence of its owner, please contact Virginia personal injury attorney Ed Meade at The Meade Law Firm today in order to schedule a free personal injury case evaluation. Mr. Meade understands the serious and long-term impact dog bite injuries can have on individuals and families. Please call today. We want to help. (804) 377-2273.