Dog Bite

Virginia Dog Attack Leaves Two Children Seriously Injured

by | 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.

Virginia Girl Seriously Injured Following Attack By Dog

by Addison Durham | 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.

Virginia Beach Woman Files $300,000 Lawsuit Over Dog Bite Injuries

by | 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.

Girl suffered injuries in Virginia dog bite accident

by los | 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.

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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.

Infant suffered severe Virginia dog bite injuries

by los | 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.

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The dog bite injury attorneys at Lowell Stanley can help if you have suffered injuries in a Virginia dog bite accident.