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Dog-Bite Lawyer

Being attacked by a dog can leave lasting physical and emotional scars and make you wonder what to do next. 

Maryland law clearly states pet owners are liable for property damage, injury, and death caused by their pets. 

The lawyers at Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC in Rockville, MD, can take on your dog-bite case and fight for you against negligent pet owners. 

$125,000 Secured for a Dog Attack Victim

Our attorneys secured $125,000 for our client who was attacked due to another dog owner's negligence. We work on contingency, meaning you do not have to pay us a cent unless we win your case. Contact our Maryland law firm today to request a free consultation. 

Know the Law, Fight for Your Rights Maryland state law is clear when it comes to dog bites

The Owner
Is Liable

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According to Maryland’s strict liability dog-bite laws, “the owner of a dog is liable for any injury, death, or loss to person or property that is caused by the dog when the dog is running at large.” Unless you were trespassing, committing a crime, or provoking the animal, you are entitled to compensation for your losses, pain, and distress.

The "One Bite" Rule
Does Not Apply

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Some states have implemented a "one bite" rule, which means that if this is the first time the dog has bitten or attacked someone, the owner is not liable for that person's injuries as they were unaware of their dog's potential aggression. Maryland does not abide by this rule. Even if this is the first time the dog has attacked, its owner is liable.

You Have 3 Years
to File a Claim

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Maryland law states the victim has three years from the time of the incident to file a civil lawsuit against the dog owner or landlord. Swift action in retaining counsel can better your chances of securing maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact our law firm to request your free case evaluation. 

Do I Need a Dog-Bite Lawyer? How Our Attorneys Can Help You

A dog bite or attack of any kind can cause severe injury and mounting medical bills. Our Rockville personal injury lawyers can:

Handle the Insurance Company

Our personal injury lawyers will deal with the dog owner's insurance company for you. We will refuse any pressure to accept a lowball settlement for your dog-bite injury. 

Fight for Maximum Compensation

Our Maryland dog-bite attorneys have proven our ability to collect major compensation for our clients. We can seek the most money possible to cover your medical care and personal losses. 

Help You Heal

We understand the physical and emotional toll a dog attack can have. Our injury lawyers can take on the burden of proving negligence and dealing with insurance companies so you can focus on healing.

Were You Injured in a Dog Attack? Contact Our Rockville Law Firm Today

Pets can attack out of the blue, leaving you hurt, afraid, and confused about what to do next. Our personal injury lawyers understand the impact a dog attack can have on the lives of you and your loved ones. 

Our injury lawyers have over 65 years of combined time handling personal injury cases, including dog-bite cases. Let us answer your questions, help you get the care you need, and fight for you against negligent pet owners.

Do you live in Frederick or nearby and are a dog-bite victim? Contact our Rockville law firm today to get started.

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We Speak 5 Languages To Better Serve Our Community


Our staff speaks five languages: Azerbaijani, Russian, Polish, Spanish, and English. This allows us to better serve the diverse communities of Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Prince George's County. Contact us today to request your free consultation at our Rockville office. 

Common Personal Injuries Caused By Dog Bites

Many dog-bite victims are left with personal injuries that can leave them disfigured and interfere with their work and life long after the initial wounds heal. Common personal injuries include:

  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Puncture wounds
  • Ripped or torn flesh wounds
  • Eye injuries
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Nerve damage
  • Face and neck injuries
  • Infections
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • Amputation
  • Wrongful death

A Closer Look At What Dog-Bite Compensation Can Cover

The amount of compensation awarded can depend on the age of the victim, the location and severity of their injuries, and more. People throughout Washington D.C., Prince George's County, and Baltimore, Maryland, come to Greenblatt & Veliev to receive compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Physical therapy
  • Lost income
  • Psychological therapy
  • Decreased enjoyment of life

If you live in Frederick or a surrounding area, contact our legal team for a free consultation to find out what your dog-bite case could be worth. 

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Rockville, MD


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I want to take my hat off to Greenblatt & Veliev! They came to my rescue when I was down at my worse. Too many people to thank there. So thank you all! This Lawfirm stayed on top of my situation from my automobile accident case the whole time. Stayed in contact with me throughout the entire process. Too many good things to say about you all. Thank you!

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Rockville, MD


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Mr. Asgarov, Mr. Sharifov, & Mr. Elnur grappled with and successfully negotiated and judicated my auto accident. The process went on for nearly two years. The adverse party clearly ran into me, or shall I say, "Crashed into me." Nonetheless, there were arguments, qualifications, and just downright mendacity, to which and of which the legal team mentioned above expertly and professionally resolved everything in my favor. I received my payment this week. I highly recommend Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC!

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FAQs About Dog Bite Cases

Will the dog owner's Homeowners' Insurance Policy cover damages?

Yes, if a dog bites someone, the dog owner's homeowners' insurance can help pay for the injury. This coverage is for liability, not the dog itself. In 2020, homeowners' insurance paid $854 million for dog bite injuries nationwide. In Maryland, this insurance can be used for compensation, but there might be other ways to get help too, which is why getting in touch with our dog bite attorneys is the best course of action for securing maximum compensation. 

Is the landowner or dog owner liable for my dog-bite case?

A landlord’s liability depends on several factors, including whether the landlord knew the tenant was keeping a dangerous dog on the property and if the landlord took reasonable action to prevent an attack. Our experienced dog bite attorneys can determine liability for you, making sure to take the best route towards maximum compensation in your dog-bite case. 

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Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC

Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC provides dedicated legal representation to clients in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia. Our attorneys have more than 65 years of combined experience in personal injury cases, and use this knowledge to serve you. Our professional affiliations and memberships include:

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of D.C.
  • America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys

Contact our offices for a free consultation online, or by calling: (301) 251-8776

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