June 24th, 2013
June 24, 2013
Officials from James City County are searching for information on a canine responsible for leaving a man with Virginia Dog Bite Injuries after an attack that occurred last week. Records show the incident occurred on Sunday, June 16, at Windy Mill Mobile Home Park, located at the intersection of Jude Drive and Carol Lane in James City, Virginia.
According to an article by Channel 3 News, the victim was outside their house when a black and tan canine, wearing a blue collar, approached and bit them. Before the dog could be captured and held for animal control officers, it ran away.
Officials hope the public will be able to offer some information on the location of the dog. Otherwise, the victim may need to receive a series of injections to prevent the chances of developing Rabies.
The incident highlights the dangers a dog bite can pose and leaves many citizens wondering what they can do to prevent being bitten.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley say a person should never attempt to pet a strange dog without receiving permission from the animal’s owner first. If a person feels a dog is going to attack, they should avoid making eye contact with the animal while slowly backing away.
April 15th, 2013
April 15, 2013
A woman from Chesterfield was hospitalized recently after suffering a Virginia Dog Bite Injury in an attack by a neighbor’s pet. Reports indicate the attack happened on the afternoon of March 20 at a residence located on the 9000 block of Husting Court.
The victim stated she was simply delivering a notice letter to a neighbor’s home when the animal leapt over a five foot high fence and latched onto her arm. She went on to explain the dog began to shake its head violently, tearing her fleshing and leaving gaping lacerations in the victims arm.
NBC 12 News stated the victim freed herself and got to safety before paramedics rushed her to the hospital to undergo emergency surgery and testing.
When asked about the incident, the owner of the animal acknowledged the canine’s dangerous temperament, but stated he had “Beware of Dog” sign posted. The owner also stated the dog had bitten before, but the case was dismissed because the sign was posted.
Experts say having such a sign may not necessarily take liability from an owner in the event of an attack though. Experts explain owners of an animal bear the burden of proving they didn’t have knowledge the animal presented a danger.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley may be able to help if you have been hurt in a dog attack that occurred at no fault of your own.
March 18th, 2013
March 18, 2013
A man has been charged with crimes in connection to a Virginia Dog Bite incident that left two young children seriously injured. WRIC 8 News explains the attack occurred at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, along Corann Drive in King William County, Virginia.
Reports from deputies with the King County Sheriff’s Department indicate the two children, an 8-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy, were outside playing together when a neighbor’s dog began chasing them. The animal pursued the children into the yard of another neighbor and began to attack them both.
The young girl sustained serious injuries to the neck as a result of the attack and also had her thumb bitten off by the animal. Her male friend sustained injuries to the chest. Both were transported to a local hospital to receive treatment. The female victim remains in serious condition, while the boy was treated and released.
Law enforcement has charged the dog’s owner with owning a nuisance animal and allowing a dog to run at large. The dog in question has been taken into the custody of Animal Control Deputies pending further investigation into the incident.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Attorneys with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley recognize how devastating injuries from an animal attack can be. That’s why the firm would like to wish both victims a full and speedy recovery from their injuries.
December 17th, 2012
December 17, 2012
A 2-year-old Virginia girl was seriously injured after a recent dog bite. According to WSLS 2 News, the incident prompted some citizens to begin a push toward reform of Virginia’s “One Bite Rule”.
The child was taken to the home of a family friend. As a dog in the home was sleeping in the bedroom though, the child entered and attempted to pet it. This startled the animal and it bit the child on the nose.
The young girl was rushed to a local hospital where she received stitches and doctors determined she would need reconstructive surgery.
Since this was the first time the animal had bitten someone, Virginia’s “One Bite Rule” states the dog cannot be labeled as “vicious” until another incident occurs, meaning owners are not held responsible until another incident occurs.
However, if a Norfolk dog bite victim can prove that negligence of the dog owner led to the attack, such as not keeping the dog properly restrained or not warning guests of the risks of the animal’s behavior, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for his or her injuries.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley understand the complexities of dog bite laws and are here to answer any questions you may have if you, or a loved one, have been injured in a dog attack.
September 10th, 2012
September 10, 2012
A 22-year-old Virginia Beach woman has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a dog that attacked and seriously injured her while she was employed at a veterinary hospital. According to The Virginian-Pilot, the woman is seeking $300,000 in damages for her injuries.
The Norfolk dog bite injury happened on March 25, 2011, at the Hickory Veterinary Hospital. The dog was undergoing an examination when he became agitated. Despite the owner holding the animal’s mouth and head, the dog broke loose and bit the young woman several times, leaving her with severe laceration and puncture wounds to her face.
The victim has since had to undergo several surgeries and numerous laser treatments to correct the scarring to her face and has lost some feeling in her lips.
The lawsuit was filed after it was discovered that the dog had bitten a person on two occasions prior to the attack and claims that the dog’s owners did not do enough to protect her from injury during the examination since they knew the dog had a history of biting.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley say that roughly 4.5 million Americans suffer dog bites each year and receiving compensation for those injuries can be difficult. That is why the firm suggests speaking with a knowledgeable attorney about your legal rights if you or a loved one has been hurt by a dog attack.
May 4th, 2009
April 23, 2009
According to The Free Lance-Star, an 11-year-old girl suffered injuries in a Virginia dog bite accident on Tuesday evening.
The girl was visiting a friend, when the friend’s 1-year-old pit bull began to attack her in the Virginia dog bite accident.
The Virginia dog bite injury victim suffered severe injuries to her face, neck, arms, and legs.
The girl was transferred to University of Virginia Trauma Center and is in stable condition.
The dog was euthanized after the Virginia dog bite accident occurred.
The dog bite injury lawyers at Lowell Stanley can help if you were the victim of a Virginia dog bite accident. Call today for a free consultation.
February 10th, 2009
February 5, 2009
An eight-month old baby suffered severe facial injuries in a Virginia dog bite accident on Monday morning, as reported by Daily Press.
The baby was at his babysitter’s house when he was attacked by her one-year-old pit bull terrier and suffered the Virginia dog bite injuries.
The baby remains in critical condition at the hospital, but is expected to recover from his Virginia dog bite injuries.
The pit bull terrier involved in the Virginia dog bite accident was euthanized after the attack.
The dog bite injury attorneys at Lowell Stanley can help if you have suffered injuries in a Virginia dog bite accident.