INJURY TO CHILD CAUSED BY NEIGHBOR’S DOG RESULTS IN $300,000.00 SETTLEMENT
This case involved a 9 year old boy who sustained a fractured skull and a traumatic brain injury when a neighbor’s dog jumped on him, knocking him to the ground. Up until two weeks before trial the only settlement offer from the insurance company was $19,000.00. Preparation for trial included plaintiff hiring experts in the fields of animal behavior and a pediatric child neuropsychologist to conduct the testing necessary to prove the extent of the child’s traumatic brain injury. As a result of these efforts, on the eve of trial the insurance company tendered their policy limit.