I was walking minding my business on the phone with my job and I seen this big black pitbull running towards and before I could even move the dog bit my thigh.. Now I have a teeth mark on my thigh.. This took place in Jacksonville Florida And I live in Virginia I was just visting while this took place...
As a practical matter, no, and it's unclear why you're asking. The purpose of a lawsuit (in these circumstances) is to obtain a money judgment against the wrongdoer and then collecting on that judgment. You can file a suit against an unknown person by naming a "John Doe" defendant, which would be for the sole purpose of then finding that person afterwards and amending your complaint to put in his/her real name. That would only be done in circumstances where filing suit would aid your investigation attempting to locate the wrongdoer. In the situation you describe, the only thing that would make sense is to first find the wrongdoer (the person who let the dog loose), then make a monetary demand, the file suit if the demand is not complied with. I'm guessing that would be lost cause for you. You should report the incident to the Animal Control authorities in Jacksonville - maybe a miracle will occur and they'll know whom the dog belongs to.
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