$550,000 Dog Bite Settlement for Pasco County Resident attacked by Pit Bull
Our client was walking his dog near his home in New Port Richey, located in Pasco County, Florida, when a pit bull ran out of a neighbor’s house and attacked our client’s dog.
Our client attempted to pull his dog away, at which time he lost his balance and fell, striking his head on the pavement. He was knocked unconscious.
Fire rescue came to the scene and took our client to the emergency room. He was diagnosed with a skull fracture, with right and left frontal lobe damage, which resulted in a loss of hearing, loss of smell, loss of taste, vertigo, depression, and short-term memory loss.
The symptoms persisted after a substantial treatment period, and he is now required to wear hearing aids.
The owner of the dog was visiting the neighbor’s house from Wyoming. Our client hired the Dog Bite Attorneys at Dell & Schaefer to attempt to recover damages from the dog owner.
After taking depositions and completing other discovery, the Personal Injury Attorneys Dell & Schaefer were able to determine that there was homeowner’s insurance coverage which covered the acts of the dog and subsequent injuries sustained.
The insurance company for the dog owner contested that the pit bull was responsible for the injuries, but ultimately, at mediation, the case was settled for $550,000 in compensatory damages to our client.