Dog Bite Victim Compensated

Mauling categorized as an “unprovoked Level 5 attack”

In a case that put the spotlight on the importance of restraining pets, CaseyGerry attorneys Robert J. Francavilla and Angela Jae Chun attained a $516,000 settlement for a woman who was seriously injured after a German Shepherd escaped – biting her face, shoulders, arms, legs and tearing her right ear – when a pool gate was left open. After a certified animal behaviorist categorized the mauling as an “unprovoked Level 5 attack,” the case settled just before it was to go to trial.

Settlement: $516,000