Dog attack leads to lawsuit

Kelly Holleran Jun. 8, 2010, 10:56am

A Jefferson County man claims he endured physical pain and suffering after being attacked by a dog.

Nathaniel Richard filed a lawsuit May 27 in Jefferson County District Court against Arnold John.

Richard claims he, another adult and a child were walking on April 9 when John's boxer-pit bull mix attacked Richard in the leg.

In addition to his physical pain and suffering, Richard endured mental anguish, incurred medical costs, suffered physical impairment and disfigurement and lost wages, according to the complaint.

In his complaint, Richard accuses John of negligence, saying he failed to properly restrain his dog, allowed his dog to run unleashed in the yard of his home and failed to properly handle his dog.

Richard seeks actual and exemplary damages, plus pre-judgment interest at the legal rate, court costs, post-judgment interest and other relief to which he may be entitled.

Jeffrey T. Roebuck of Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck and Adams in Beaumont will be representing him.

The case has been assigned to Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: B186-951.

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