Client was brave when the insurance company treated her like a number after a dog attack injury

Trial #59. Judgment entered. Happy for my client who was brave when the insurance company was treating her like a number and not a person because the medical expenses were 6k.

Numbers: largest pain and suffering award on a dog bite case in Kentucky. Third largest overall animal verdict in the past 24 years (since records kept).

Glad the jury got it right. Please keep your dog on a leash. Cases like this are very sad and preventable with responsible dog ownership.

It’s Dogbite Tuesday!

Plaintiff, a postal carrier, was bitten twice by a 95 pound Rottweiler that got loose from an enclosed fence. The primary bite wound on her arm required six stitches to close and there was proof of an ulnar nerve injury.

Yesterday a Franklin County jury awarded the plaintiff $85,000 for her pain and suffering. That was the only claimed damages.

Pictured is the dog (Ava), the verdict and the location where the dogbite happened.

Brian Dettman for the plaintiff

Stan Lee defending

Judge Wingate on the bench.

The Kentucky Trial Court Review
March 21  
What is the difference between a dog bite injury and a dog attack injury when it comes to personal injury lawsuits?

The main difference between a dog bite injury and a dog attack injury lawsuit is the severity of the injury and the circumstances of the incident.

A dog bite injury lawsuit typically involves a single bite that causes injuries limited to the bite, such as lacerations, puncture wounds, or bruises. In most cases, the dog owner may be held liable for damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

On the other hand, a dog attack injury lawsuit typically involves more serious injuries resulting from multiple bites or other aggressive behavior from the dog. These types of incidents may result in more significant injuries, such as broken bones, severe lacerations, and even disfigurement or permanent scarring. In some cases, the attack may even be fatal.

Dog attack injury lawsuits are generally more complex and involve a higher degree of liability on the part of the dog owner. In some cases, the owner may be found criminally liable if the dog has a history of aggressive behavior or if the dog owner failed to take precautions to prevent the attack from occurring.

In both cases, both dog attacks and dog bites, it is important for victims of dog bites or attacks to seek medical attention immediately and to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A lawyer can help gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and seek deserved compensation for the victim’s injuries and losses.

Here are some sources that discuss the difference between a dog bite injury and a dog attack injury lawsuit:

These sources provide more detailed information about the legal distinctions between a dog bite injury and a dog attack injury lawsuit, as well as the types of damages that may be available to victims of these incidents.


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