The Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. in Austin recently had the pleasure of securing a $305,000 settlement for our client, who came to us after he was seriously injured in a dog attack. When all medical bills, legal fees, and miscellaneous expenses were paid, our client still had $150,000 to put into his bank account.
Details of the Guitarist Dog Attack Case
Our client, Jeremiah, is an avid guitarist. When he was attacked by someone’s dog, he suffered serious injuries to his face and hand. Playing the guitar with his hand injury would not be possible for quite some time.
Devastated at the thought that he might not be able to follow his passion again, he looked for legal help. With some quick research, he decided that our law firm was the right fit for him. We explained that he could possibly seek damages through the homeowners’ insurance claim held by the dog’s owner. Even when a dog bite attack happens away from the dog owner’s home, it is possible for their homeowner’s insurance to cover the damages. This legal strategy is always a little risky, though, since insurance companies usually try to contest it by saying that they should not be the ones to pay for a dog’s aggression and unpredictability.
Nevertheless, we persisted for our client and managed to secure the $305,000 settlement out of the courtroom. Avoiding litigation is beneficial for both a claimant and a defendant because it tends to lower legal fees and it keeps details confidential for privacy’s sake.
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