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Answer: If you’ve been bitten by a dog in Virginia, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the personal injury. This means that either the case must be settled or a lawsuit must be filed by that date.

Answer: The statute of limitations on a D.C. dog bite case is 3 years from the date of the injury. If you were bitten by a dog in Washington, D.C., it is important to get an attorney involved long before the statute of limitations runs out so that the attorney can do a proper investigation … Continue reading What is the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit after a dog bite in Washington, D.C.?

Answer: Each county in Virginia has its own set of local laws regulating what a dangerous and/or vicious dog is. In Fairfax, a “vicious dog” is one who has (1) killed a person, (2) inflicted serious injury to a person (multiple bites, seroiusly disfigured, seriously impaired the health of, or seriously impaired the bodily function … Continue reading How does Fairfax County define “dangerous and vicious dog?”

Answer: Yes. In Maryland, there is a three year statute of limitations on personal injury cases. This means that within three years of the date of your injury, you must have either settled your dog bite case or filed a lawsuit. Otherwise, you will not be able to recover a dime. It is important to … Continue reading Are there time limits for filing or settling a dog bite case in Maryland?

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