You're walking down the street, minding your own business, when a vicious dog comes out of nowhere and bites you. Or, you're at a house party and the home owner's dog suddenly lunges and bites you. Unfortunately, these situations are quite common and can cause serious injuries to those attacked. A dog bite can result in serious infections, scarring and potential psychological damage (i.e. permanent fear of dogs and other supposedly "friendly" animals).
If you or a loved one suffered a dog bite injury, contact an experienced Norfolk dog bite attorney to discuss your legal options. It may be possible to hold the dog's owner liable for medical expenses, missed time from work, and other damages. Emily Mapp Brannon has handled dog bite injury cases and gotten results for her clients.
The "One Free Bite" Fallacy
Many people have a misconception that there is a Virginia law allowing for "one free bite." This is completely inaccurate. When an irresponsible or unknowledgeable dog owner creates a dangerous situation, it is never allowed under the law — even just once.
Duties of a Virginia Dog Owner
Virginia law sets forth a series of requirements that a dog owner must follow including:
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