Norfolk Dog Bite Lawyer
Injured By A Dog? Contact Lowell Stanley
On his morning jog through the park, a Norfolk man is mauled by a dog whose owner left his leash at home. The runner suffers severe dog bite wounds and lacerations and has to be rushed to the hospital for stitches, rabies treatment, and other injuries. He misses several days of work and has to endure extensive physical therapy and a strict medication regimen. The costs of treatment mount while he loses wages, worrying over how he will afford his expenses.
The knowledgeable Norfolk dog bite lawyers at Lowell Stanley have experience with dog bite law and will help victims recover compensation from negligent owners. Virginia adheres to the “one bite rule,” which means that dogs have to establish a history of violence before owners can be held responsible for any harm they cause.
However, if it can be proved that an owner was negligent in any way, compensation can be recovered even if the bite is the dog’s first offense. Negligence can include failing to keep the dog on a leash or in a safe enclosure, or failing to notify those who interact with the dog of its aggressive tendencies.
Because Virginia also has a contributory negligence law, meaning that if a victim is responsible in any degree for the attack they cannot collect compensation, dog bite victims should be wary of talking about the case with anyone. A casual comment to a neighbor about the case may severely damage your claim.
The dog bite lawyers at Lowell Stanley can help you sort through the legal red tape of a dog bite case. If you have been injured by a dog attack, contact us immediately. The owner of the dog responsible for your bites needs to be held accountable and we will fight to recover the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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If you have suffered a dog bite injury, contact the Norfolk dog bite lawyers at Lowell Stanley. We have recovered compensation for clients throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, including Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg. Contact Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley today. Fill out a FREE Online Consultation Form or dial (757) 461-5555.
Lowell Stanley has represented clients with claims resulting from auto accidents, birth injuries, brain injuries, defective products, dog bites, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death. Contact the personal injury lawyers at Lowell Stanley to get the answers and help you need.
Lowell A. Stanley, P.C.
6330 Newtown Road
Norfolk, VA 23502-4805
Practicing throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.