Dog Bite Victim Files Lawsuit Against City

Posted on Jul 27, 2011 6:00am PDT
When a man inadvertently got into the middle of a police chase, the result was a nasty dog bite. However, while the man suffered injuries, he was able to file a personal injury lawsuit and secure $90,000 in damages from the city.

According to official police reports, officers were pursuing two people who had stolen a motorcycle. While searching for the two suspects, the victim was standing by his van when officers questioned him. The police dog that was accompanying them, however, took the interrogation into his own paws and started biting the man for nearly three minutes.

As a result of the incident, the man sustained multiple injuries from the dog's bites. He decided to file a claim against the city because he said the officers' were negligent. This week, his settlement was approved and he was awarded damages for his wounds, pain and suffering.

When you are bit by a dog or attacked and you suspect that the owner of the dog may be at fault, it is a wise idea to have your case reviewed by a North Carolina personal injury lawyer from the Lanier Law Group, P.A. Our team has worked on multiple dog bite cases throughout the state and we can offer you legal representation should you move forward with a personal injury lawsuit.

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