In October 2013, our client, a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, was delivering mail on his regularly scheduled route when he was attacked by a dog. As our client was walking, the Great Dane approached him and began to viciously attack him, biting our client in the genital region. Once our client was able to free himself away from the dog, he realized he had suffered serious injury and immediately sought treatment at a nearby hospital.
Upon an examination, it was discovered that our client sustained severe bite injuries to his genitals. Our client underwent a surgical procedure the following day that required numerous stitches, reconstruction, and repair to his urethra. While our client’s initial injuries eventually healed, he still faced continued pain, and was warned by doctors that scar tissue could cause future complications.
The injuries that our client suffered greatly affected not only him, but also his family. As the only source of income, the family suffered a financial strain as our client was unable to work for two months. Prior to the accident, our client was an active and involved father to four young children, however, after the accident, our client’s wife was forced to take care of their children on her own as our client’s injury was severe and greatly impacted his mobility. Our client also began to experience a significant amount of anxiety and depression, causing him to seek therapy.
We were contacted to assist our client in his recovery just days after the attack occurred. We completely avoided the need for trial due to a successful negotiation, and we obtained a policy limits settlement for our client that will go a long way to assist him in his recovery and account for the losses he sustained.
***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.***