By: Christopher J. Toepp – Fredericksburg Personal Injury Attorney & Egena Younger
Virginia is known for its rich history and traditions. Those roots stretch back to the founding of our county. For many residents, the Commonwealth’s past is a source of pride even as Virginia continues to grow, modernize and evolve. It is important to remember that some of Virginia’s laws have not evolved as quickly as our modern way of life. One such example is the law that pertains to dog bites.
Historically, most Virginia dogs lived outside, roaming the streets unrestrained and with abandon. Even today, there is no state-wide requirement that dogs be held inside a fenced yard or restrained on a leash…