Patience and perseverance can lead to a successful outcome in your dog bite attack claim. An example of this occurred several days ago when a Butte, Montana woman was awarded $95,000 by a district court for damages suffered in a dog bite attack.
According to the lawsuit, the victim and her friend went to a bar together on April 26, 2009. During their outing the friend suggested that her pet chow dog might need to be let out of her car. The victim followed her friend, and as the dog was put back in the car, it bit her on the face. The complaint claims that the victim suffered severe injuries to her face.
The dog’s owner claimed in her defense that the victim provoked the dog, and that she was merely scratched. However, records of medical treatment, along with other documents, convinced the jury that the victim did, indeed, suffer significant injuries. They found the defendant negligent.
The jury’s award of $94,742 included $24,000 for medical treatment, as well as $3,900 for future medical care. The remainder of the award was for pain, suffering, and mental distress.
While the victim spent nearly three years fighting for a fair award to compensate her damages, in the end she succeeded with the assistance of an experienced dog bite lawyer.
If you are injured in a dog bite attack due to the negligence or fault of another person, you may benefit by hiring a lawyer. Contact the Ohio dog bite lawyers at Slater & Zurz LLP for a FREE consultation by calling 1-800-297-9191 or sending a Blog Message to schedule a time to talk.