$102,000: Two Vicious Dogs Attacked Neighbors

CASE DESCRIPTION: Larry Z., while walking his dog in front of his own home, was attacked by two pit bull-mix dogs.  James K. was attacked by the same two dogs moments later while walking with his wife near their residence.  Their spouses each had claims for negligent infliction of emotional distress, for observing their respective husbands being attacked, as well as for loss of consortium.

RESULT:$102,000.00 (policy limits)

TYPE OF CASE: Dog Attack

DATE AND LOCATION: April 30, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. in Buena Park, California.

PLAINTIFFS’ AGES: Larry Z., 44 years old
James K., 58 years old

OCCUPATION: Larry Z., driver for freight company
James K., small business owner

PLAINTIFF’S INJURIES: Larry Z. – lacerations to his left forearm, right leg and calf, and left  buttock, as well as pain in his left wrist.
James K. – gaping wound (5 cm) on the right side of his chest near his  armpit, and bites on his legs and buttocks.

DEFENDANTS’ INSURER: Farmers Insurance

Casey R. Johnson