Dog Bite

Small child attacked by pit bull. $297K. Sacramento County.

Young girl is allowed to go into pit bull's enclosure without any supervision. Dog attacks without warning.

  • Case Name: Kelton v. Madrigal
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, January 07, 2022

Plaintiff suffers PTSD after vicious dog bite. $16,500. Los Angeles County.

Elderly man is attacked by dog while walking in front of defendant's house. PTSD causation is disputed.

  • Case Name: Ronald Rivkin v. Lynn Benjamin
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, November 04, 2021

50-pound dog bites golf instructor who is out walking. $309K. Orange County.

Defendant disputes that the dog actually bit plaintiff, and the extent of her injuries.

  • Case Name: Jones v. Epstein
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, October 01, 2020

Jogging with her poodle, woman is attacked by pit bull. Dog bite. $44,000. San Bernardino County.

Woman suffers bite to leg, claims back injury from fall after dog attack. Interesting 998 offers.

  • Case Name: Michele Martinez v. Laurinda Alves
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, March 01, 2018

Dog bite case settles for $85K after $132K verdict. Contra Costa County.

Utility company employee is bitten by dog at a customer's residence.  PTSD and inability to work at jobs that require residential visits.

  • Case Name: Shannon M. Church v. Barbara J. Sarkis, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Dog bites drunk woman at party; jury awards $120,000, finds no contributory negligence. San Diego County.

Plaintiff was at a party and opened the wrong door as she tried to leave the room to smoke. She accidentally entered the garage of defendants and was attacked by their pit bull, suffering injury to her lip and chin.  No contributory negligence was found on the part of the plaintiff despite her high blood alcohol level.

  • Case Name: Paulette Morales v. Lizet Medina, et al
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, January 09, 2013