Law Offices of Scott Warmuth Trial Attorney Seth Mitchell recently secured a jury verdict on behalf of our client, the victim of a contested 2016 dog bite. Our client received an award of $119,300, more than double what the defendants would offer before the trial and about 10 times more than what the defendants requested during the trial. The jury ruled in favor of our client unanimously, even on several contentious issues.
The victim was bitten by a neighbor’s dog on her left calf and right knee while at the neighbor’s property. The wound in her knee became infected, prolonging her injuries. Our client felt pain in her left hip and ankle since the incident, but her concerns were not properly documented because she was also being treated for unrelated back pain by a pain management doctor. Only after visiting a different doctor 17 months were her additional injuries diagnosed. Her previous attorney was uninterested in helping her recover from these newly diagnosed injuries, which is when the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth became involved.
After accepting our client’s case, we helped her seek treatment for her hip and ankle injuries, which eventually resulted in arthroscopic hip surgery. During the trial, the defendants attempted to argue numerous angles to reduce liability, including denying the hip and ankle injuries were related, that our client was negligent, that our client was trespassing, that our client opened the defendant’s gate, and more. Attorney Mitchell successful argued that the defense’s claims had no merit on every occasion.
The jury verdict and the approach Attorney Mitchell took to represent our client embodied the mission of our law firm: we’re on your side, all the way. We were willing to pursue our client’s case further than her previous attorney, securing her additional treatment for her dog bite injuries. We were willing to pursue her case all the way to trial rather than to settle for too low of a settlement offer. And we were willing to take our client’s case through the trial without yielding.
The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth offers congratulations to Attorney Seth Mitchell for his outstanding trial performance! When asked about the case, Seth wanted to extend his thanks to firm President Scott Warmuth for providing all the tools needed to pursue the case and to the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth staff for going above and beyond in support of the case.
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