Local woman claims Santa Fe residents' dog bit her, suit says

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Mar. 18, 2013, 10:28am

GALVESTON - Local resident Ellarein Fourcade has filed suit in response to an apparent dog attack that occurred almost two years ago, recent court documents say. 

A lawsuit filed March 14 in Galveston County Court at Law No. 3 states that a dog belonging to Santa Fe locals Tihara and Gerald Hall bit Fourcade near their home on June 10, 2011.

She shows that the canine in question bit her one time on the back of her left leg and inflicted "severe, painful and permanent" injuries.

According to Fourcade, there was no "beware of dog" sign posted on the Halls' property.

"The defendants had actual or constructive knowledge of the vicious and/or dangerous nature of the dog," the suit says.

"The vicious and/or dangerous nature of the dog was the producing cause of the plaintiff's injuries."

Additionally, the Halls are faulted for failing to properly manage and control the dog and allowing said dog to "viciously attack and bite" the complainant, the suit says.

Fourcade consequently sues for physical pain and suffering, disfigurement and medical expenses.

Attorney Neil G. Baron of the Law Office of Neil G. Baron in Dickinson is representing the plaintiff.

Galveston County Court at Law No. 3 Judge Christopher Dupuy is presiding over the case.

Cause No. 69,475

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