Dogs have powerful jaws. Even though they do not use them on humans very often, when a dog does bite a person, it can cause a severe injury. At the Robinette Legal Group, we are here if you need a West Virginia dog bite lawyer by your side. Our personal injury legal team has extensive experience handling complex injury claims throughout the state, and we have the resources necessary to fully investigate dog bite incidents to help clients recover the compensation they need. We understand the dog bite laws in West Virginia, so let us get to work on your claim immediately.

Why Choose the Dog Bite Injury Lawyers at the Robinette Legal Group?

  • We firmly believe in upholding personal injury laws in West Virginia, and we work diligently to help our clients recover the compensation they need.
  • We focus on providing a client-centered approach to every case, which means we take the time to listen to the goals and needs of each dog bite injury victim
  • We take West Virginia dog bite cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients will not have to pay a dime until after we recover the compensation they need. If we do not win, our clients will not pay anything.

How Will an Attorney Help in a West Virginia Dog Bite Claim?

A dog bite injury attorney is going to be incredibly important when it comes to securing compensation in these situations. Dog bite cases can become very difficult, particularly if the insurance carriers put up a fight against paying out compensation. An attorney will have an understanding of dog bite laws in West Virginia and work diligently to obtain the evidence needed to prove liability.

An attorney will handle all of the paperwork required to obtain payment from the insurance carriers, and they will even be ready to take the case all the way to trial if necessary.

Dog Bite Injuries Can Leave Lasting Disabilities and Scarring

Dog bite injuries can be severe. According to data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we can see that some of the most common dog bite injuries include the following:

  • Lacerations or puncture wounds to the head or neck
  • Lacerations or puncture wounds to the extremities
  • Severe blood loss
  • Significant scarring or disfigurement
  • Finger amputations
  • Broken finger bones or hand bones
  • Serious infections

West Virginia Dog Bite Laws

When we examine West Virginia Code Section 19-20-13, we can see that dog owners will be responsible for any injury or property damage that their animals cause when the animal is “running at large.” It can be challenging to understand exactly what running at large entails, but this is typically meant to mean that the animal is outside of the owner’s home or property. Courts often interpret this to mean that the animal is not restrained.

When it has been determined that a dog was running at large and bit somebody, the owner will have strict liability to cover the injury victim’s expenses. However, this is not an overall “strict liability dog bite” state. The owner will only be held responsible for injuries if the injury occurs when the dog is running at large.

Call a West Virginia Dog Bite Lawyer Today

If you or somebody you care about has been bitten and injured by a dog in West Virginia, you need to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. At the Robinette Legal Group, we have a track record of success handling complex injury claims, and we thoroughly understand the dog bite laws in this state. Our goal is to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a West Virginia dog bite injury lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at (304) 594-1800.

Call us today to find out how we can help you.

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While timbering in WV, a heavy equipment operator sustained a permanent brain injury while performing the duties of his job. What price can you put on the loss of a fully functioning, fully reasoning brain? Jeff Robinette was able to negotiate a settlement that was annuitized to provide for this man for the rest of his life.

Crushed Leg Injury

Imagine having your leg crushed so badly in an accident that you have to undergo two surgeries to insert multiple pins and have a rod hammered into the bone just to stabilize the femur. Unfortunately, the first rod inserted into the bone didn’t accomplish the desired effect, so the rod had to be removed and surgically reinserted. Imagine the great pain, the months of therapy and recovery, and the frustration of knowing you can never return to the type of work you have performed for decades.

Jeff Robinette was able to obtain a great enough settlement to pay this man’s medical bills in their entirety and money enough to start a new business so he could work and live a productive life even with his permanent impairment.

Crushed Foot Injury

While working in Morgantown, WV for a large national retailer, our client, a young woman in her early twenties, was ordered to use equipment that she was not properly trained to use. In the course of attempting to complete her task, she sustained a severe crush injury to her foot. Due to this incident, our client lost full use of this foot for the rest of her life and was living with chronic, persistent pain.

Our firm was able to obtain a sizable settlement which took care of all her medical bills and future treatment for her foot injury. The settlement was ample enough to allow this young woman to go back to college and retrain for employment which will accommodate her permanent disability.


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Jeffery Robinette is a West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer based in Morgantown who represents individuals who have been seriously injured or killed due to motor vehicle collisions or catastrophic workplace accidents.
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