In 2018, our young client was staying at a campground with his family when he was attacked by a dog. While at the campground, our client had befriended another camper around the same age. As the two were playing, our client asked if he could pet his new friend’s dog. The other boy agreed, but as our client put his hand out to pet the dog, the dog lunged forward, biting our client on the lip and chin. Our client’s parents rushed him to a nearby hospital for treatment. Upon arrival at the hospital, our client was assessed, and stitches were required to close the wounds on his lip and chin. Unfortunately, this was not the first time the defendant’s dog had bit someone. In fact, it was reported that the dog had bit a campground employee the day before our client was attacked.
While our client’s initial injury did heal, he was left with a noticeable scar that is expected to require continued follow up appointments, and it is likely that our client will have to undergo future surgical procedures in order to excise the scars. Not only will this result in future pain and suffering for our client, but it is also expected that his parents will incur a substantial amount of medical bills as a result of this necessary medical treatment.
Our client’s parents contacted our firm shortly after this tragic accident for help in their son’s recovery. Due to a successful negotiation, we were completely able to avoid the need for our clients to ever set foot into a courtroom as we were able to obtain a satisfactory settlement for them. While no amount of money can undo the physical and psychological trauma our client has endured, the settlement he received will go a long way to ensure that he can receive the necessary medical treatments he will now require.
***Individual results may vary based on the facts, injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and other factors. This result is not necessarily representative of the results obtained by all clients.***