Gravel & Shea PC

February 2012

Heather Hammond Settles Substantial Dog Bite Case

Heather Hammond recently settled an action which arose out of a May 2011 incident where Gravel & Shea’s client was repeatedly bitten by a dog who had attacked at least three other people. The client was running in an industrial park near her neighborhood, when the unleashed dog came at her and bit her in three different places. She sustained puncture wounds, loss of sensation and extreme emotional distress as a result of the attack. Ms. Hammond was able to obtain a writ of attachment on the defendants’ home before they moved out of the country and settled the case after discovery for $70,000.00.