Defendant was walking with her two granddaughters, ages 2 and 4, along with their dog, a 1.5 year old lab/Shepard mix. The dog was leashed and was in the custody of the 4 year-old. Plaintiff was walking along on the same sidewalk. When they got to a corner, the dog barked at Plaintiff and tried to jump up and put its paws on her in a reportedly friendly manner. The Plaintiff stepped backward away from the dog, fell and broke all the fingers on her right hand. Plaintiff underwent surgery for pinning and casting and later had the pins removed. The fractures healed with the fingers slightly rotated towards her little finger. This caused a severe disability and constant pain. The Plaintiff case was awarded $219,830.00.
Plaintiff was a passenger in a 1996 28′ Checkmate Convicor cabin motorboat which hit a wake and slapped down on the water at an angle. Spinal injury – Plaintiff is a paraplegic. ($500,000.00 policy limits)