Hupy and Abraham’s Hannah Dockendorff represented a woman who was attacked and injured by dogs in Waukesha. The plaintiff was touring a home to potentially purchase with a realtor. During the tour, the neighboring dogs ran across the property and attacked the woman. Before the owner and realtor could intervene, the dogs bit and scratched the plaintiff’s arms as she attempted to cover face. Police were called to the scene following the attack.
Hupy’s client suffered from anxiety and PTSD following the incident, impacting her overall well-being, ability to sleep and focus on work. She has scarring from the dog bites and will incur future medical cost for acupuncture treatment.
The matter was tried before a jury, the verdict awarding the victim $15,000. The insurance carrier involved was American Family Insurance.