Dogs are supposed to be kept in enclosures or on leashes in all public spaces. Virginia has ordinances concerning enclosure and leash requirements in cities and municipalities throughout the state, and when those ordinances are violated, dog owners can be held liable for injuries that their pets cause to other people.
If you or someone you love was bitten by a dog, you may have suffered severe or even life-threatening injuries. Dogs have long, sharp teeth that can tear flesh and cause profuse bleeding, and bites can result in infections that can spread throughout the body and even into vital organs. In addition, they can cause nerve damage that can result in severe pain, numbness, and even permanent paralysis.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk dog bite lawyers have helped many people who were seriously harmed by other people’s dogs get the compensation they deserve. Your dog bite injuries may have resulted in an extended hospital stay, and you may be unable to work temporarily or even permanently because of complications related to the bite. That means no income to pay for your daily living expenses, let alone your medical bills.
Let our legal team investigate what happened, collect evidence that proves the dog owner failed to adhere to local ordinances, and pursue maximum compensation for you and your family. Contact us today for a free consultation.