We Have Three Convenient Office Locations In Northern Virginia   |   Manassas, Fairfax, and Warrenton

Locklin & Coleman, PLLC - Put Our Experience On Your Side
Kevin L Locklin | Recognized by Best Lawyers | 2022

Local: 703-659-1961
Toll-Free: 866-719-4394

CALL TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION
We Operate On A Contingency Fee Basis

9253 Mosby Street | Suite 100
Manassas, VA 20110

Locklin & Coleman, PLLC - Put Our Experience On Your Side
Kevin L Locklin | Recognized by Best Lawyers | 2022

Local: 703-659-1961
Toll-Free: 866-719-4394

CALL TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION
We Operate On A Contingency Fee Basis

9253 Mosby Street | Suite 100 | Manassas, VA 20110

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering virtual consultations for all our existing and new clients. Call or Email or us to start the process, and we will schedule the initial consult to take place via Facetime, Skype, Zoom, Teams, or other services based on client needs.

A Track Record Of Results In Personal Injury Litigation

Since we began representing victims of negligence, our lawyers have been committed to providing smart and aggressive representation in The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC

Can Victims Seek Compensation For Dog Bites?

A dog bite can be terrifying and cause lasting injury, particularly for young children who are the most common victims. If you or your child was bitten by a dog or injured in a dog attack, you may have a claim for injuries and trauma.

The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC, is a Manassas, Virginia, personal injury practice serving all of Northern Virginia . We have 30 years of experience and are knowledgeable about Virginia law pertaining to dog bite injuries and animal attacks. Call 866-719-4394 for a free consultation.

Virginia is a “one free bite” state. A dog’s owner is not generally liable if the animal has never attacked before or if it was intentionally provoked. However, the owner is fully responsible for damages if the dog:

  • Has bitten a person before
  • Has displayed aggressive behavior in the past
  • Is a dangerous breed (e.g., pit bull, Rottweiler)
  • Was running loose in violation of local leash laws

The law also applies to any other animal attacks (such as cats or exotic pets).

Damages in Dog Bite Cases

Children often suffer facial injuries, and arm and leg wounds are common. A claim for damages can include medical treatment, scarring and reconstructive surgery, nerve damage, and any lost wages. Injuries suffered running from a chasing dog are also compensable. In cases involving large dogs, dangerous breeds, multiple dogs or severe maulings, damages for emotional trauma may also apply. If the animal’s owner denies the dog has been vicious in the past, we seek verification by researching police records and interviewing neighbors.

One of our attorneys can discuss the value of your claim in a free case evaluation. Call our Manassas office at 866-719-4394. If we take your case, we will aggressively pursue full compensation through the dog owner’s homeowner policy. We collect no lawyer fees unless we win damages for you.

Rated by Super Lawyers | Rising Stars | Brian P Coleman | SuperLawyers.com
Rated by Super Lawyers 10 years | Kevin L. Locklin
Best Lawyers Best Law Firms | U.S. News & World Report | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs - Tier One | Washington DC | 2022
Distinguished AV | Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
The National Trial Lawyers | Top 40 under 40
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Virginia Trial Attorneys Hall of Fame
National Association of Distinguished Council | Nation's Top One Percent
The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
BBB Accredited Business | BBB rating A plus as of 9 23 2021 | Click For Profile
Premier Lawyers of America
Northern Virginia Magazine | Top Lawyers 2021
America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators 2022