Former Woodbridge residents sue neighbors whose dogs attacked son

MANASSAS — The parents of an 8-year-old boy are suing their former Woodbridge neighbors for $30,000 after they say their neighbors’ dogs attacked their son.

The lawsuit filed Thursday in Prince William County Circuit Court alleges that two dogs, one black, one brown, jumped the back yard fence of Richard and Rhonda Archie on May 25, 2000.

According to the suit, Wallace E. Geiger III, 8, was riding his bicycle along the sidewalk in front of his home on the 13000 block of Kingsman Road in Woodbridge.

While he was riding his bike, the boy turned around in the Archies’ driveway at 13508 Kingsman Road. According to the lawsuit, the two dogs jumped the fence and attacked the boy, knocking him off of his bike.

“The black dog knocked him down and Geiger landed on his back and one or both of the dogs bit him in the stomach,” according to the suit.

According to the lawsuit, the Archies “knew that the dogs were vicious and ferocious and accustomed to attack and injure persons.”

The Woodbridge attorney, Lorenzo Lee Bean III, representing parents Jennifer and Wallace Geiger Jr., did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment Friday afternoon.

The lawsuit states that after he was knocked off of his bike, the boy was able to roll over while one or both dogs bit his back and leg.

When the 8-year-old was able to break free, he went to his house, showed his mother his stomach and, according to the suit, revealed skin that was laying open and bite marks.

Wallace III has a 3-inch-long bite mark on the back of his leg, according to the suit, along with a bite mark on his back. The lawsuit states that the boy suffers from permanent scarring on his back, leg and stomach.

The Geigers are seeking $30,000 on behalf of their son and for payment and interest incurred from required emergency treatment at Potomac Hospital, and followup care.

The lawsuit did not state what breed the dogs are.

Neither the Archies nor the Geigers, who have since moved to Alexandria, could be reached for comment.

A trial date has not yet been set.

Similar Posts