Dog Bite Injuries
Our Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers Are Your Advocates
The laws in West Virginia dictate that all dog
owners are liable for any injuries or damages that their dog has caused. This is especially
true if the dog has bitten another person or inflicted other damage to
another person’s property, vehicles, and other possessions. If a
dog bit you, you must speak with our Charleston personal injury attorneys
to learn more about your options.
Do I Have a Case?
We may ask you several questions to familiarize ourselves with the entire
incident. For example, was the dog leashed? The state follows the “one-bite
rule,” which means that leashed dogs are legally protected if it
is their first attack and they have not previously shown a history of
aggression or attacking others.
Here are some additional questions that may be asked of you:
- Do you know whether or not the dog has a history of aggression or attacks?
- Did the owners have a sign posted on their property about an aggressive dog?
- Were you or the person who was attacked invited or trespassing on the property?
- Where did the bite or attack occur? Was it on the owner’s property?
- Did you or the victim do anything to prompt the dog to attack?
- Did the owner try to intervene, hold back, or prevent the accident?
Some dogs may be prone to attacking more than others. It may be their breed,
their upbringing, or the way that the owner has trained the dog. Dog bites
can lead to infections, broken bones, scarring, and other serious injuries,
requiring extensive treatment. We can help you find the recovery you need
to help cover those costs.
Call Today – (304) 902-4266!
Our Charleston personal injury lawyers can investigate every facet of your
case and find out who was at fault. We can then begin the claims process
to hold the dog owner accountable and help you find the recovery you need.
Contact us today and request a
free case review! You pay us no fees unless we win your case.