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Chesapeake, Virginia (VA) Parents’ Lawsuit for Dog Attack

Posted on Jul 11, 2007
Kayla, an 8 year old girl from Chesapeake, Virginia (VA), was mauled by a pit bull on March 8, 2007. The child was rushed to Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia (VA). She was delivering Girl Scout cookies when the dog lunged at her arm, leaving her with 70 to 100 stitches. The parents sued to recover for the child’s injuries in the Chesapeake Circuit Court, in Chesapeake, Virginia (VA). Barbara Waters, Cecil Hawk, and Sherry Hawk, the defendants in the case, were described as either the owners, keepers or harborers of Dixie, their pit bull. Dixie was euthanized at Chesapeake Animal Control. The family’s medical damages were more than $20,000 and their attorney is seeking $250,000 from each defendant. As lawyers handling accident and injury cases in Hampton Roads, Virginia (VA) we have had numerous clients hurt by dogs and careless pet owners. The trick is to find homeowner’s insurance coverage. This insurance is the type that pays the recovery in dog bite cases. You hope you don’t get attacked by a dog, but if you do, hope that the pet owners have home owners’ insurance, or you may be without a recovery for your injury.
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