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$250,000 for motorcycle-dog collision

Case Conclusion Date: 02.17.2012

Practice Area: Personal injury

Outcome: $250,000 settlement

Description: David Brown's client Kyle was riding his motorcycle near Port Townsend, Washington when a large dog, who had escaped his owner’s yard, ran into the road. Kyle could not avoid the dog and was thrown from the motorcycle on impact. Kyle was taken to Harborview and treated for a broken ankle. His treatment included surgical fixation of the fracture and physical therapy. David Brown was successful in finding insurance coverage for Kyle’s injuries, in the form of the Home Owner’s policy of the dog owner. After aggressive negotiation, David secured a $250,000 settlement for Kyle, in addition to $4,000 reimbursement for the damage to the motorcycle and an additional $5,000 for medical costs.

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