Dog Bites | Virginia Personal Injury Blog
Do dogs that bite people get euthanized in Virginia? And answers to your other most popular questions about dog bite cases in Virginia
Dog owners are legally responsible when their dog attacks a person or another animal. In Virginia, irresponsible pet owners can face criminal charges and be held financially liable for damages caused by a violent dog.
A dog can be a great addition to your family, offering a special type of companionship, especially for children. I speak from personal experience! Helping care for a dog can also teach your kids about responsibility. But a dog is not a toy. And no matter how gentle the dog may seem, leaving small children unattended with one is never a good idea.
It’s traumatic for all concerned when a child is bitten by a dog.
Sad Facts: Any dog will bite under certain circumstances, and all children are vulnerable to serious injuries. Dogs are more likely to attack children than adults, and dog bite injuries tend to be more serious in children. Severe dog bites most frequently involve the head and neck and occur in children younger than five, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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