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Dog Bite Accident Attorneys

Virginias “One Bite” Law

Virginia is considered a “one bite” state when it comes to dog bite laws. This means that, if the owner knows that their dog was aggressive, dangerous, or broke an animal control law, they can be held personally liable for a bite the very first time it occurs.

If you have been bitten by a dog due to the negligence of an owner, it is critical to know your rights and how to pursue all possible avenues of legal action. At the office of Randall J. Trost, P.C., our Lynchburg dog bite injury attorneys are well-versed in dog bite law, and can help you aggressively fight for the justice and fair compensation that you deserve.

Personal Injury Lawyers Assisting Victims of Animal Attacks

Every year in the United States, millions of dog attacks and bites occur, many of which are minor and require little to no medical attention. However, others cause serious personal injury and require significant medical attention and recovery time. In addition to this, they can have long-term or lifelong consequences for the victim, including physical disability, an inability to work, mental pain and suffering, scarring, and more.

Common Injuries Resulting From Dog Bites Include:

Scarring and Disfigurement

Sprains and Strains




Fractured or Crushed Bones or Joints


Puncture Wounds






Psychological Trauma, Including a Lifelong Fear of Dogs


What to Do Following A Dog Attack

Whatever the type of injury you have suffered from a dog attack, it is important to first seek immediate medical attention before anything else. Call animal control or the police to report the bite. Collect any information or evidence, including: contact information for the owner, a description of the dog’s breed, or photographs, Doing these things can greatly improve your chances of receiving a favorable settlement or judgment in your case.

Why Hire Our Personal Injury Lawyers?



Skilled & Experience

Our team has had decades of first hand trial experience. Unlike other firms that settle a case quickly, we are able to use our wealth of real trial experience to the advantage of our clients.

You pay nothing upfront

Because we accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you won’t pay any legal fees unless we win your case. A percentage of the final recovery will be used to pay for our services.

Level The Playing Field

Our dedication to each and every client provides a formidable ally in your fight. We fight to hold opposing parties accountable and make sure they act in good faith.

Free Case Review

It will not cost you anything to get started on your case. Request your no-obligation, risk-free consultation by filling out an online form or calling our office today.

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You Pay Nothing
Unless We Recover For You!

Fill out the following form or call (434) 528-4222 to request your Free Case Review.