Dog Bite Lawyers Serving Those in Vienna, Parkersburg, Saint Marys, Mineral Wells, and Other Surrounding Areas in West Virginia. A dog attack can traumatize on multiple levels. The bite itself may inflict a great deal of pain. The suddenness and viciousness of the bite may instill acute fear. The resulting scars can leave one feeling isolated and disfigured.
Obtaining compensation that addresses every aspect of your injury is important to us at Wiseman Law Firm in Vienna, West Virginia. We work closely with our clients devoting singular attention to their cases to get the level of compensation that brings peace of mind. To speak with our attorneys about your dog bite case, contact us today.
Knowing the Rules of Strict Liability
A dog bite occurring off the premises of a pet owner, according to West Virginia law, is a strict liability incident. In other words, if the pet is allowed to run about at large, the owner is responsible to compensate for injury if a bite occurs. If the bite occurs on the pet owner's property, the state enforces a "one bite rule" - a dog owner is only responsible after a second bite occurs.
Obtaining Comprehensive Coverage
Children are often the victims of dog bites. Due to their relative height, bites to the face may occur (although adults may also have facial injury). As a law firm driven by the principle of helping clients obtain the maximum compensation they are entitled to in their personal injury case, we pursue damages for: