$102,000: Two Vicious Dogs Attacked Neighbors
June 9, 2010
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
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