Dog Bites: The One Bite Rule
In this video, Wayne O’Bryan describes the laws surrounding dog bite cases. Every dog is entitled to one bite. This allows the dog’s owner to learn that his or her dog is dangerous and take appropriate precautions. After that first bite, however, legal action can be taken against the owner. In more recent years, theRead More
Am I Required to Hire a Virginia Personal Injury Attorney?
If you’ve been involved in a car accident or you suffered a personal injury in the state of Virginia, you are not required to hire an attorney. You can represent yourself in the court of law, but whether or not you should do this is debatable. If you are very familiar with Virginia accident injuryRead More
How Do I know If I Have A Case?
There are three primary factors which we use to determnine if you have a case: liability, damages, and coverage. All three are essential, but we will occasionally accept a case where one or more of the three factors may not be so clear, as we have great confidence in our ability to prove them. ForRead More
Virginia dogs and the “one bite rule”
What is the one bite rule? In Virginia, if someone is bitten by a dog, the owner will typically not be found liable unless the dog has bitten someone before, in which case a presumption of negligence arises. Before we discuss possible exceptions to the one bite rule, it is interesting to note that thisRead More
How much is enough?
How much is enough? How much money will it take before we call off the dogs and let the insurance company and the defendant be? I have heard of lawyers who have formulas they use to determine the value of a case, and all insurance companies use formulas, but at the Wayne O’Bryan Law Firm,Read More