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Suffolk, Virginia Dog Bite Attorney

The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that anywhere from 500,000 and 800,000 people seek medical attention after suffering injuries from a dog. Nearly half of those injured are children. Serious dog attacks result in puncture wounds, crushed and broken bones, lacerations, scarring, disfigurement, amputations, and sometimes death. Adults often suffer injuries to their legs, hands, and arms, while children often suffer more serious injuries due to their small stature.

The Suffolk dog bite accident attorney at the Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., regularly helps clients around the area to secure compensation when harmed by a dog. A local personal injury attorney will be readily available to discuss your specific situation and analyze the best plan of response. Dog bites or attacks are never anticipated as each dog is different. If you are unsure if you qualify for dog bite accident compensation you need to give us a call today at 757-517-8956.

Are There Certain Dog Breeds Involved More In Attacks?

The US Centers for Disease Control Prevention approximates that 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the country. After further evaluation, not all bites result in significant injuries. Around 800,000-900,000 people seek treatment in the hospital each year.

It is quite unfortunate that most reasons for dog bites or attacks are due to breeders who irresponsibly mass-produce puppies by the hundreds to make a profit. When little attention is given to puppies they can grow into nervous and unpredictable full-sized dogs. Uneducated dog owners result in a pet that doesn’t know how to behave around people outside the family. These dogs will act on instinct and become very territorial. Depending on the breed, some dogs are more aggressive than others and more prone to attack. The breeds below should clarify better:

  • Pit Bulls
  • Rottweilers
  • German Shepherds
  • Atkins
  • Presa Canarios
  • Stray Dogs
  • Police K-9 Dogs

What Are The Dog Bite Laws?

There are many states that operate under strict dog bite laws. Most notably, the dog owner assumes all responsibility for damages caused by their dog. In Virginia, though, the one-bite rule is enforced where a dog owner is only liable for injuries if they already knew their dog was dangerous or aggressive. The one-bite law deviates from the fact that the only way to know whether a dog is dangerous is if it has already been established they have bitten at least one other person before.

Have You Been Injured By A Dog Bite Attack?

When you need recourse you need to contact the Suffolk dog bite accident attorneys at the Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. We will review your injury claim for free. Our attorneys honor integrity and support in determining whether or not your accident qualifies for representation and compensation. We fight for you every step of the way and to make sure that you and your family are fully compensated. The easiest and fastest way to contact us is by phone. Our phones are staffed and ready for your call now. Call us at 757-517-8956 to schedule a consultation today.

Suffolk, Virginia Dog Bite Attorney Legal Team

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