Me & my husband went for a walk last evening inside our apartment premises. A lady let loose her dog when she parked her car and open the door to get down. the dog came chasing behind me & my husband and when it tried to jump on me, I moved back & got my ankles twisted and fell down. My sandals came out when I fell down & the dog started bitting it. The pet owner didn't try to catch the dog but was vocally shouting "Stop". She walked right in to her apartment (1st floor) & the dog followed her. She never apologized to me nor came back to check if I was ok. On falling down I got my ankle swollen and fractured my small finger (leg). Went to Urgent care and they took X-Ray & gave boot shoe and crutches to walk. I am asked to take rest & not to walk for 2 weeks. what legal action can I take?
You may have a claim. There are things that need to be investigated by an experienced local personal injury lawyer: (1) were there any prior incidents involving this dog that would have put the owner on notice of its dangerous propensities; and (2) are there any local laws or ordinances that require the dog to be on a leash or otherwise restrained.
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