Steven VanGrack Law, P.C.
110 N. Washington St., Suite 300
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: (301) 548-6734
Fax: (301) 948-5449


Personal Injury


Have you, a loved one, or someone you know, been seriously injured by the negligence of another?  Are you currently struggling with medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain, stress, and permanent injury?  Steven VanGrack specializes in personal injury law.  For over 30 years, Steven VanGrack has been dedicated to protecting the rights of his clients who have been injured as a result of the wrongful actions of another. 

Steven VanGrack skills are evident from the initial evaluation of your case, to working with insurance companies to ensure your bills are paid, to negotiating settlements.  The majority of  personal injury cases are resolved without litigation.  In those instances that a settlement agreement cannot be reached, Steven VanGrack will attempt to settle the case through alternative dispute resolution.  He is certified in the areas of mediation and arbitration.  However, should the case go to court, Steven VanGrack’s trial skills are superior and have served his clients well.

While a settlement award can never fully compensate someone for their injuries, we will do everything we can to get our clients the recovery they deserve.

Steven VanGrack has represented many individuals injured by a dog attack.  Some of these cases are not too serious.  However, the injuries can be devastating.

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States seeks medical attention for a dog bite. There are approximately 800,000 bites per year in the United States that require medical treatment. Most of the victims are children, and most of them are bitten on the face. Almost $165 million is spent treating dog bites and 70% of dog bites occur on the owner's property.

Dog bites result in approximately 44,000 facial injuries each year. This represents between 0.5% and 1.5% of all hospital emergency room visits. Male patients slightly outnumber females. Unfortunately children comprise 60% of the dog bite victims. Severe injuries occur almost exclusively in children less than 10 years of age. The face is the most frequent target (77% of all injures).

Types of Injuries

Dog bites can inflict cuts and lacerations, abrasions, crushing wounds, punctures and fractured bones.

These wounds can often result in disfiguring scars. The central target area for the face includes the lips, nose, and cheeks. Dog bites are becoming more common because of the increase in dog ownership and interaction of people and dogs. Many owners are ignorant of proper care and training of dogs.


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