Chris Brown Sued for Dog Bite Injuries
Recently, Chris Brown was sued by his ex-housekeeper for serious injuries caused by his dog. In the lawsuit, she claims that Hades attacked her while she was putting garbage in the trash can. She stated that “he was a very large brown dog who came out of nowhere and viciously mauled, bit and attacked me.” She needed 80 stitches in her face and arms. Unbeknownst to her, Hades was permitted to roam freely on the premises. She was allegedly screaming for help but nobody came to assist her. She has also accused Chris Brown of destroying the evidence and fleeing the scene by having the dog euthanized some 600 hundred miles away. In this way , he would escape all liability. What is her recourse?
By filing the lawsuit, she will involve Brown’s homeowner insurance coverage. This type of insurance typically protects a dog owner from liability from dog bite injuries. Based on the premium, Brown will usually be covered up to some homeowners policy limits as part of the insurance policy. After those limits are reached, he could be personally liable for all excess damages awarded to the injured victim.
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