If you have been bitten by a dog who has no prior bites, it does not mean that you cannot bring a case against the dog owner. If there is any indication that the dog owner understood that their animal could act aggressively or protectively, then it is that owner’s duty to protect others from the dog.
Consider the pizza delivery person’s case in the video which details a young man who was bit by two dogs who had never bitten before. In this case, the owner had a duty to provide reasonable care to any person entering their property but failed to do so, giving the victim a valid dog bite argument in court.
Don’t let Virginia’s ‘one first bite rule’ deter you from speaking with a dog bite attorney. At Blank & Marcus, LLC we will thoroughly assess your potential dog bite lawsuit, counsel you on your legal rights, and identify the best strategies for earning a favorable outcome. As soon as possible after any serious dog bite in Virginia, we urge you to contact us at 804-554-0351 or 866-207-9823.