Fairfield Dog-Bite Victim Gets Settlement

Posted on: November 25th, 2013       Attorney Thomas Newell

The Evening Sun 11/8/2013

Brooke-Ann Boyd was attacked by the dog in April 2011 when she walked to a neighbor’s house to play with a friend, according to court filings. After the girl was told to just let herself in, the dog, Chaos, pushed through the front door and attacked her on the front porch.

Newell has represented many other dog-bite cases, including Ajia Brown, an 8-year-old who was attacked by two pit bulls in Hanover in 2010. The dogs ripped off a portion of Ajia’s scalp and pieces of both of his ears. The case was settled in October 2012 and Ajia was awarded $508,613 by Travelers Insurance, the insurance company representing the dog owner.

The Boyds read about Ajia’s case and felt it necessary to bring Newell into Brooke-Ann’s case, the lawyer said.

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