307 Rio Rd W, Charlottesville, VA 22901


Charlottesville, Virginia Dog Bite Attorneys

Injured by a vicious dog? Contact us today for a FREE office consultation. 

What we do for victims of negligent dog owners

Virginia property owners and tenants have a duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for visitors. When they fail to, Tucker Griffin Barnes PC will hold them accountable. Contact us today for a free, 90 minute consultation. Yvonne Griffin, our Charlottesville personal injury lawyer, handles vicious dog bite cases plus Slip and Fall accidents.

Some of our case results

[The results obtained under one set of circumstances cannot be a predictor of future results.]

  • Brain Injury Resulting from Car Accident  – $3,500,000
  • Medical Negligence Leading to Cerebral Palsy Birth – $2,600,000
  • Medical Negligence Leading to Leg Amputation – $1,750,000
  • Medical Negligence Leading to Liver Failure & Wrongful Death – $800,000
  • Hospital Failure to Prevent Suicide – $750,000
  • Employee Assault and Battery by Business Owner  – $600,000
  • Stop Sign Motorcycle Accident – $600,000
  • T-Bone Car Accident – $300,000
  • Drunk Driver Truck Accident – $150,000
  • Vicious Dog Bite – $50,000

[The results obtained under one set of circumstances cannot be a predictor of future results.]

Frequently asked questions about Virginia dog bite and fall cases

What should I do if bitten by a dog?

Vicious dogs are not the only dogs who bite. Sometimes the family pets who are loved by their owners are the dogs who bite. Either way, being bitten by a dog can be traumatic and painful. Dog bites can cause infections, nerve damage, disease, and physical and emotional scars. If you are bitten by a dog, you should immediately seek medical treatment by your primary care physician or the emergency room. You do not want to take chances with your health. After you have received treatment, talk to a lawyer who handles dog bites.

What should I do to protect evidence?

  • Be sure to take pictures of your injuries shortly after you are attacked. You also need to take pictures of these injuries 30 days out, 90 days out, and six months out. Many of your wounds will take months to heal. You want to keep a pictorial record that can be used to persuade an adjustor or a jury about the seriousness of your injuries.
  • Make sure to call animal control to report the bite. Not only will they make a record of the events, including important information about the dog and its owner, they will do the investigation necessary to determine if you have been exposed to any diseases for which the dog has not been vaccinated. Animal control is also a valuable witness as to whether or not the dog has bitten before. The information animal control has access to can be invaluable to help win your case.
  • Get the names of any witnesses to the attack. Also, talk to the neighbors of the dog owner. The neighbors may have witnessed the dog attack others or act in a menacing manner. The neighbors also may have heard the dog owner make statements about the dog’s behavior.
  • Ask the dog owner about any insurance, e.g., homeowner’s insurance that will cover the injuries you sustained in the dog attack. Many times, you will find medical expense coverage available in addition to the liability coverage.
  • Finally, if you choose to hire Yvonne Griffin to pursue your claim for you, she and her staff can take care of all of these tasks for you. You need to focus on getting well.
How long do I have to file suit?
Generally speaking, the statute of limitations in Virginia for personal injury from legal injury is two years from the date of the accident. For injured persons under the age of 18, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the18th birthday. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to determine the statute of limitations in your case. In addition, certain conditions or events may change the length of the statute of limitations; so again, you should contact an attorney about your particular case.

What is your fee structure?

We handle accident cases on a contingency fee basis. We do not get paid a legal fee until you receive a settlement or jury verdict award. We offer a FREE one-hour, no-obligation consultation.

Types of Personal Injury cases Ms. Griffin handles:

  • Automobile Accidents
  • ATV Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Daycare Accidents
  • Drowning Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Electrocution Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Recreation Park Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Snow Tubing Accidents
  • Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Birth Injury Cases
  • Brain Injury Cases
  • Cerebral Palsy Cases
  • Failure to Diagnose Cases
  • Failure to Prevent Suicide Cases
  • Medical Malpractice Cases
  • Medical Negligence Cases
  • Misdiagnosed Cases
  • Post-Surgery Infection Cases
  • Premises Liability Cases
  • Objects Left After Surgery Cases 
  • Spinal Cord Injury Cases
  • Surgical Error Cases
  • Wrongful Death Cases
  • Vicious Dog Bite Cases

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