Monday, January 19, 2009
Edmonton, CA - An Edmonton man is suing the owner of a pit bull named George for nearly $2 million, alleging a piece of his ear disappeared when he was viciously bitten by the dog. According to a statement of claim filed Dec. 12, Garry Zimmerman was working at the home of Andy Polo on Dec. 15, 2006, when George attacked him without warning, causing him serious and permanent injuries.
"The alleged injuries are a missing piece of ear, disfigurement, hearing loss, scarring, loss of senses, headaches, neck pain, insomnia, and ongoing pain and suffering. As well, Zimmerman claims he suffered post-traumatic stress disorder, nightmares, anxiety disorder, behavioural problems, emotional upset and fear of dogs. Zimmerman also alleges he will need plastic surgery, psychological and psychiatric therapy, and medical treatment, and has and will continue to suffer a loss of income."Zimmerman added that Andy Polo was negligent for failing to sufficiently restrain and maintain control of his dog, and failing to ensure his safety in the home. He also stated that the dog had a known propensity to attack and Polo knew or ought to have known that George was of a "fierce and mischievous nature" and was accustomed to biting or attempting to bite."
One can only hope that a judge awards Zimmerman the full $2 million.
06/07/08: Pit Bull Victim Alan Hill Awarded $7.25 Million Dollars
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| 1/19/2009 1:06 PM |
How would Dogsbite feel about having a section for dog bite attorney referrals on your website? It seems that victims are often unaware of their legal rights. Perhaps an attorney who specializes in litigating dog bite cases could do a guest post regarding steps victims should take.
Also, are there any resources available for people whose companion animal was killed by a pit bull? Most communities do not penalize dog owners for dog on dog attacks. Should people who have incurred huge vet bills go through small claims court? How does one go about getting a case heard in small claims court?
This information may be helpful to Dogsbite readers.
| 1/19/2009 5:42 PM |
One thought. Many people who try to save their pets from attack get hurt.
This can be bites, but can also be back injury, whiplash, strain, etc
In every dog attack, there needs to be a lawsuit. That is the only way this madness will stop.
| 8/06/2016 11:22 PM |
Everyone dog lovers and non dog-lovers need to write to their city councillor in their area as it is of great concern in Edmonton area that dogs are allowed to roam free or even are sicked on people to attack others without any provocation whatsoever. Enough is enough, the dogowners,and the ownerss of the property are totally accountable as the dogs are just doing what they are told. The victims have life altering experiences that leave them in horrendous pain, laim,shell shoked, and unable to enjoy life at all, as they lose everything, including quality of life worth living. Everyone please write to your city councilor, and ask them what they are doing about this when are they going to change the law, as people don't walk the street in fear of being attacked. Remember only if we make them change, then there will change, if we do nothing then there will be no change Edmonton citizens take action now. Write to your city council before it is one of your loved one whom is shredded apart by a pack of dogs Write now, fill it in on the city website. Do contact your city councilor now or else the dog owners will continue to let their dogs roam free to terrorize innocent people whom did nothing wrong. Now is the time to give the support, write to your city councilor in your ward.