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Understanding Virginia’s one-bite rule

Several states across the U.S., including Virginia, follow ‘one bite rule’ in determining the civil liability of a pet owner whose animal injured another party. One-bite rule, sometimes called first bite rule, is a legal dogma adopted by the U.S. from England’s early common law. Although a majority of states have modified or rejected the …

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Three injured in two dog bite incidents

An owner of a pack of pit bulls might be charged after his pets wounded three people, including the owner himself, in the span of two days, 10 On Your Side reported. On Tuesday, August 19, a Norfolk man was near his house on Wedgefield Avenue when he saw a pack of seven pit bulls …

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Dog bite incidents in the U.S.

In November 2010, a comprehensive report by the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (H-CUP) revealed how prevalent dog bite incidents are in the U.S. The report stated that every year about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs, thousands of which require treatment in emergency departments across the country. Sadly, figures from H-CUP also revealed …

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507 E Main St #K
Elizabeth City, NC 27907

If you are looking at this site, you or a loved one has probably been hurt. If that's true, you've come to the right place. Helping people who have been hurt is what we do. In fact, it is all we do. Joe Miller Law is a law firm concentrating exclusively on representing people who are injured by the carelessness of others or those hurt on the job. We provide the highest quality legal services to people who have been seriously injured. We practice Personal Injury law and Workmens' Compensation law in both Virginia and North Carolina.