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Virginia Dog Bite LawyerClaiming the practice creates dangerous, aggressive habits in dogs, Arlington County, Virginia, has placed new restrictions on dog tethering, according to WAMU.

The new regulations claim that leaving one’s dog tied up for extended periods of time is not good for the pet’s well-being; furthermore, the practice allegedly creates aggressive tendencies in dogs. Arlington County now prohibits tethering dogs for longer than three hours at a time; additionally, the county mandates that dogs cannot be tied to “trolley” or running cable systems for more than twelve hours in a twenty-four-hour period. Failure to obey this new law will result in a misdemeanor and a $100 fine.

Dog bites can be incredibly injurious and sometimes even fatal—it depends on the aggressiveness and the breed of the dog. It remains to be seen whether or not Arlington County’s new regulations will lessen the amount of dog bites that take place there; in any event, it is a good sign that the county is taking steps to prevent animal attacks. We know that dogs who are chained or tied up too long can develop aggressive tendencies and are more likely to bite, so this could be an excellent solution.

 

Virginia Dog Attack Attorney

If you’ve been injured by a dog bite or a dog attack, I know how scary it is—a vicious animal is a terrifying thing to encounter, especially if it attacks you. My Virginia-based personal injury law firm specializes in handling dog bite cases, and we know how to argue against the negligent and irresponsible owners who allow aggressive dogs to injure other people. If you’ve suffered injuries due to an attacking pet, you deserve compensation—nobody should have to undergo such a terrible experience.

For further reading, you can click here to download and read a free book I authored that explains the laws and regulations surrounding dog bites and how to bring a case against the owner of the vicious pet.

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A seven-year-old child suffered injuries after a dog attacked her in Richmond, Virginia, according to NBC12.

The child was playing in her front yard when the dog jumped his fence and attacked her, biting her backside and dragging her across the yard. According to medical records, she was taken to the hospital and treated for dog bites; the dog’s owner claims there was no dog attack, but the canine was put on quarantine. The owner herself claims the pet is a “bad dog” who she keeps in the house.

The dog remains on quarantine.

Dog attacks are always terrifying and often very injurious; the terror is magnified when the victim is a young child completely incapable of defending herself, and the injuries can be that much more severe. The city will presumably decide whether or not the dog is safe enough to remain in his owner’s home; if it turns out that the dog is vicious and a danger to neighbors, then hopefully corrective action of some kind will be taken.

Dog bites can come out of nowhere, even from dogs that appear friendly and have shown no aggression in the past. Virginia law stipulates that dog owners have a duty to ensure that their pets are kept safely contained and that owners take appropriate action if their dogs are believed to be dangerous. If a dog has bitten and injured you, you deserve compensation for your injuries. My Virginia personal injury law firm specializes in dog bites and dog attacks; we know how to fight on your behalf against negligent pet owners who allow their dogs to harm others.

You can click here to get a brief overview of the dangers of dog bite attacks.

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Dogs are an extremely popular and usually terrific pet to own: nearly half of all U.S. households own dogs, and in 2013 there were over eighty-three million pet dogs in the country.  A good dog is a great companion to have for you and your family; however, people need to be aware of the dangers of dog bites, and the injuries and even deaths to which they can lead.

Nearly five million dog bites occur in the United States every year. Almost a million of these—800,000—require medical care of some kind. The overwhelming number of dog bites come from male dogs, and the total number of bites come from a wide variety of breeds. It’s hard to predict where a dog bite will come from—any dog can attack a human, sometimes seemingly for no reason at all—though abuse is dogs is often associated with their being more vicious.

As a personal injury lawyer in Virginia, I’m aware of my state’s laws regarding pet dogs: owners are required to exercise reasonable care in ensuring that their dogs are not freely roaming in a place where they can potentially harm another person. Dog owners must also be aware of any dangerous tendencies their dogs possess, and must ensure that their dog poses no threat to anyone else.

If you’ve been injured by a dog bite, you should be aware of your legal rights: you may have grounds to pursue a personal injury case against the owner of the dog. My Virginia based personal injury law firm specializes in dog bite cases, and we’re aware of the laws and regulations regarding dangerous pets that can injure people. If you’ve been injured by a dog attack, you can click here to download an in-depth guide on dog bites which I wrote; it explains the laws governing dog bites, as well as your options for pursuing legal redress.

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A handicapped man and his wife were viciously attacked by two pit bulls in their neighborhood, according to 10TV. Claude and Debroah Holloway were on their way to the store when the two pit bulls broke through a fence and started attacking them. Mr. Holloway was knocked to the ground and bitten on the hand. The other dog latched onto his wife’s upper though.

When police arrive, they had to shoot an dkill both dogs. The Holloways were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The attacked happened in Columbus, Ohio around 4 p.m.

The owner of the two pit bulls will be charged with failure to control and failure to vaccinate.

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A neighborhood party ended badly when an offer to fetch some drinks ended in a $125,000 settlement for a dog bite. Veterinarians had flagged Denise Dunham’s 130-pound Akita for signs of aggression in earlier visits. On the night of the party, Dunham, Claudio Hamrock (the plaintiff) and another woman had gone back to Dunham’s home to retrieve some drinks.

While Hamrock was sitting next to the dog, it bit her in the face and forearm. The injuries sustained from the dog bites have caused Hammock to accrue medical costs up to $24,000, and needing at least two more soft tissue augmentation procedures.

The trial held to determine whether or not the dog’s behavior was provoked by Hamrock or not proved difficult for attorneys on both sides. Veterinarians who had treated the dog testified on both sides, some stating that they had made the owner aware of the dog’s predisposition towards anger.

John R. Fletcher represented Hamrock, and contended that every vet has a manner by which they determine if dogs are aggressive. “Kuma,” the Akita, was walking around the house with the women when the incident occurred. “Local leash laws cover dogs roaming at large, but there’s no statute about what you have to do with a dog inside your own home,” Fletcher said. This case was determined by the owner’s duty of care to Hamrock, an invitee in the Dunhams’ home.” Ultimately, the jury decided in favor of Claudia Hamrock.

Virginia Dog Bite Lawyers

A dog attack can be a devastating experience especially when the victim is a small child. Many dog bite victims face serious physical injuries, scars, and emotional trauma. Our Virginia dog bite lawyers represent victims of dog bites and dog attacks throughout Virginia. If you’ve hurt by someone else’s dog, you have legal rights. Call or Email us to set up a free consultation with one of our Virginia Dog Bite Lawyers.

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