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Pedestrian files suit after dog attack

By Carol Ostrow | Feb 23, 2015

A Harris County woman sued a dog owner for alleged negligent handling that resulted in injuries.

Lois Hayden filed a lawsuit Jan. 12 in Galveston County District Court  against Mike Alvarado based on a dog attack near the 800 block of 22nd St., Galveston on Oct. 2, 2014.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 22, 2014, Hayden and her husband were walking with her own dog on the 800 block of 22nd Street in Galveston when a larger dog attacked her. Alvarado neglected to keep his animal enclosed or exercise the degree of care considered reasonable in keeping others safe from his dog, regardless of whether he was aware of potential harm or not, the suit states.

Hayden alleges the attacks were unprovoked.

Hayden seeks between $100,000 and $200,000 for medical expenses, physical pain and impairment, scarring and disfigurement and mental anguish, plus costs and attorney fees. She is represented by attorney Matthew Dillahunty and James Ferrell of Ferrell Law Group in Houston.

Galveston County District Court case number: 15-CV0034


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