It’s every working parents’ nightmare: After dropping off a small child at day care, a call comes telling you that your child has been attacked and bitten by a big dog. Herndon head and brain injury lawyer Doug Landau was contacted by a family from Virginia Beach who received just such a call.
After the child’s mother dropped her four year old son and his twin brother off at a friend’s house to play while she went to work. The friend operated a day care which was open and operating at the time. This young mother, whose husband is a major, currently serving in Iraq, got a call about an hour later telling her that the Day Care Center’s owner’s dog had mauled her son. The anguished and frightened mother took her son to the emergency room and where he received 6 staples in his head. The dog was not vaccinated but it did not appear to be rabid. The dog was destroyed once rabies were ruled out. The Suffolk, Virginia authorities charged the Defendant owner with “no city license.” However, the parents of the mauled child were subpoenaed to the Suffolk General District Court for the criminal hearing.
The parents retained Herndon injury lawyer Doug Landau to help them in this canine attack and dog bite case. The child’s parents received a subpeona to appear as witnesses in three charges (no dog license, no updated shots, vicious animal). Abrams Landau Ltd. sent a Court Reporter so that there would be an official transcript, with the Defendant’s testimony, under oath, such that experienced trial lawyer Doug Landau and his team could use this evidence in the civil case for the boy’s head and skull injuries.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a dog attack, please give us a call (703-796-9555) or email us at Abrams Landau, Ltd.