Trena Wells, an Illinois woman, went on a weekend trip to visit family, but ended up in the hospital with a permanent injury.
During the visit, her brother’s dog escaped from the house and was hit by a car. The dog, confused and in a rage, returned to the home and attacked Trena. Trena suffered puncture wounds, multiple fractures, and underwent several surgeries on her thumb’s nail bed.
She filed a personal injury lawsuit against the dog’s owner and has been awarded $140,000 by a jury. The Illinois Appeals Court later upheld the conviction stating that the owners lack of proper attention led to the dog’s original escape from the house.
The damages include $50,000 for past and future pain and suffering, $45,000 for past and future loss of normal life, $40,000 for past and future medical costs, and $5,000 for disfigurement.
Unfortunately, there are millions of animal attacks each year. If you have experience an event like Trena and need help or just have questions, please contact McAleer Law today.
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