The Center for Disease Control (CDC) regularly studies dog bites and attacks in the U.S. Recent research reveals that approximately 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs every year. Of those, more than 800,000 need medical attention.
If you or a loved one has been bitten or attacked by a dog, Weiner, Spivey & Miller can help. Our attorneys have over 190 years of combined experience in successfully advocating for the victims of injuries, including dog bites. We will answer your questions, as well as help you understand your legal options and next steps.
Dog Bites Pool Repair Man:
When Phil arrived to inspect and repair a pool house, the property owner escorted him into a fenced area in the back of the house. The owner's dog, which the owner knew to be dangerous and have a propensity to bite strangers, was loose. The dog attacked and bit Phil, causing severe lacerations to his hand and arm, as well as significant infections. Lawson Spivey and Ed Weiner successfully negotiated a $500,000 settlement on Phil's behalf through the defendant's homeowner's policy.
Woman Mauled by Dog:
Rose, 69, loved walking in her neighborhood. As she left her home one afternoon, she was attacked and mauled by a neighbor’s pit bull, which had a long history of getting loose. The dog bit Rose on her neck, ear, upper arm, forearm and hand. Some of the bites were so savage that they exposed the underlying muscle. Rose received over 100 stitches, and required extensive physical therapy and psychotherapy to recover from her injuries. After extensive negotiations by Gene Miller with the dog owner's insurance company, Rose received a settlement of $225,000 through the dog owner's homeowner's policy.