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Woman Attacked By Neighbor's Dogs Settles Before Trial

Woman Attacked By Neighbor's Dogs Settles Before Trial

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 17-Jun-2013

The victim was attacked while walking her puppy in her neighborhood when her neighbor's 3 large dogs escaped. She tried to pick up her own dog and run but was surrounded. As one of the larger dogs bit her arm, she let go of her own dog to save her live and saw her dog killed in front of her. Our client sustained very serious damage to her right arm, including nerve/tissue/tendon damage, and was rushed to the hospital and underwent skin grafts. The neighbor's insurance company offered a lowball sum to compensate our client, so we went to the press and filed suit for the attack and sought punitive damages. After nearly a year of litigation, numerous depositions of law enforcement, animal control, our client, the dog owner, neighbors and a prior bite victim, the neighbor's attorneys tried to throw out the punitive damages portion of our client's case. We fought hard and won and a judge agreed to keep punitive damages in the case, which was unheard under California law!

The neighbor's insurance company ended up paying MORE than we had demanded to settle the case right before trial.

If you and a loved one are injured, you need to hire an attorney who knows the law, who is not afraid of insurance companies, and who will battle for you to get you justice. You need The Dunnion Law Firm....it's just that easy.