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Examples of Dog Bite Settlements and Verdicts

People often wonder about what happens after a dog-bite case is tried to the jury or settled. It is important to recognize that there is not such thing as a minimum or maximum compensation for dog bite injuries. All cases vary, and individual recovery depends on the particular circumstances of your case. If you would like to talk to our San Diego personal injury lawyers about your injuries and the specifics of your case, call us for your free consultation at (619) 781-1360.

Examples of Dog-Bite Settlements and Verdicts:*

  • According to insurers, an average dog-bite settlement typically exceeds $26,000.
  • $25,000 verdict was awarded to a woman attacked while she was walking her own dog when another dog broke through the fence.
  • A $39,000 settlement was paid to a police officer who was bitten during training.
  • $130,000 was paid in settlement to a family of a 4-year-old girl in California who was attacked by a Rottweiler.
  • A $175,000 verdict was awarded to a man attacked by a Rottweiler and had to give himself stitches because he could not afford them otherwise, yet insurance was refusing to settle with him.
  • A $240,000 jury verdict was awarded to a woman whose request for a settlement was turned down because she had low medical bills.
  • A $300,000 settlement was paid to a young man who was severely injured by a canine while visiting his friend’s home.
  • A $500,000.000 settlement was reportedly paid to a man who was left with permanent scarring, muscle damages, and was temporarily in a coma after a dog attack.
  • A $563,000.00 settlement was paid to a man who was suddenly attacked by a vicious dog at his office hallway.
  • A $1 million settlement was paid to a family of the man who died from an infection he developed after being bitten by a dog at work.
  • A $2.1 million was awarded to a New Jersey woman who was attacked by a pit bull.  Although the dog owner did not have insurance, the building owner was liable for failing to protect the plaintiff from the dangerous condition despite knowing that dangerous dogs were on the premises.
  • A $7 million verdict was awarded against owners of the dogs who killed a 10-year-old boy.

*DISCLAIMER:  The information contained in this post and on this website may contain LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT.  It does not constitute and should not be construed as a legal advice.  Similar results are not guaranteed.  Past results are no guarantee of future results.  The information in this article is provided for general informational purposes only. The verdicts and settlements discussed were not handled by our firm and are provided for informational purposes.  The law changes frequently and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Being general in nature, this information may not apply to any specific factual and/or legal set of circumstances. No attorney-client relationship is formed, nor should any such relationship be implied. Nothing on this blog is intended to substitute for the advice of an attorney, especially an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. If you require legal advice, please consult with a competent attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. 

by Natalie Prescott

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