Alexandria, VA asked in Personal Injury for Virginia

Q: My child was bitten by a dog. She was so excited when she saw the dog that she ran up to pet it and had to have stitches

in her hand where it bit her. The owner says they shouldn't have to pay because the dog was on a leash. Is this true?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Beau  Correll
Beau Correll
  • Winchester, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: This is basically an hour-long conversation with an injury attorney and cannot be quickly and haphazardly answered in an online forum. A legally-sufficient answer would rest upon the nature and circumstances of the encounter, the past of the dog, and the injury at issue.

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