Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC, obtained a settlement of $125,000 for a client who was injured during a dog attack. Our client was chased by a rottweiler in Prince George’s County, Maryland. As a result of the dog attack, our client suffered injuries to his knee.

The dog owner’s insurance company initially denied liability and then made a minimal settlement offer of $5,500. The settlement offer was surprisingly low, even though insurance companies usually make lowball offers at the beginning of most personal injury cases.

However, once the lawsuit was filed and litigation began, subpoenas and deposition testimony revealed that several prior complaints had been made to Animal Control about the same dog. Greenblatt & Veliev was able to prove that the owner knew about his dog’s propensity to cause harm, and our client’s injuries could have been foreseen and prevented.

With this evidence that the dog owner knew that his animal was a dangerous dog, his home owner’s insurance company finally settled with our client one month before trial for $125,000 – an amount 25 times greater than the original settlement offer.

Attorney: Trevor Rose

September 2021

Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC, is a litigation law firm based in Rockville, Maryland that provides services to individuals for personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal and traffic defense cases.

*Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC, through this article or any facts or language herein, does not guarantee any current or prospective client the same or a similar outcome as described in this article. Each case is unique and factually different, and an individual’s settlement or court award will differ pursuant to those facts and procedural differences in his or her own case.

Trevor Rose

is an Associate Attorney with Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC, which is a litigation law firm based in Rockville, Maryland that provides services to individuals for personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal and traffic defense cases. You may reach her at 301-251-8776 or by email at trose.greenblattandveliev@gmail.com.

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