The fact that you fell may or may not be the fault of the apartment complex. It may or may not be the fault of the dog's owner. Consult an attorney for a thorough review of the facts to determine whether you have an actionable claim against either the apartment complex, the dog owner, or both.
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You do not say how you were injured, so there is no way to tell who, if anyone, might be at fault. Consult with a local experienced personal injury attorney to go over the details.
If you fell out of the chair through no fault of anyone else's , I don't see how anyone is liable. Being frightened by a large dog on a leash is still a stretch from a liability perspective. You are always free to see a personal injury attorney to get their advice.
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