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Jury Trial Victory In Dekalb County

ATLANTA, GA – February 18, 2019 –Zagoria Law, an Atlanta-based law firm specializing in personal injury cases, is pleased to announce a jury verdict of $218,868.24 in DeKalb County State Court, in the case of Sherry Whitfield v. Veronica Hernandez and Gerson Ventura, Civil Action File Number 17-A-65849-5.

On July 9, 2016, Sherry Whitfield was walking down her driveway after collecting her mail. Defendants’ dog “Jacob” was off property, loose and unrestrained, bit Sherry on her left leg twice and knocked her to the ground. Sherry was transported by ambulance to Grady and was diagnosed with two bite wounds to her leg. Sherry would eventually undergo scar revision surgery with Susan Kolb, MD.

Sherry Whitfield is awarded $218,868.24 after a dog bite. Attorney David Zagoria was pleased to help Whitfield obtain this compensation for her injuries.

The defense counsel argued that the Defendants’ were not liable, as they had not carelessly managed their dog. Even if they were at fault, Ms. Whitfield had no permanent physical injuries and only scarring. Ms. Whitfield’s medical bills were $20,162.24

“I was very pleased that the jury gave us the verdict we requested in closing”, Zagoria concluded. The offer from the insurance company-Liberty Mutual prior to trial was $40,000.00. The trial took four days before the Honorable Mike Jacobs.

About Zagoria Law

Zagoria Law is an Atlanta-based personal injury law firm dedicated to providing unyielding representation to its clients. Founder David Zagoria has more than 20 years of experience as a prosecutor and trial attorney litigating injury cases in State and Federal Courts throughout Georgia. Honored as a Georgia Super Lawyer, Zagoria’s focus on personal injury cases, specifically dog bites and serious injury-premises liability cases, ensures unparalleled service and dedication from the very beginning of clients’ cases until the end. For more information, please visit http://www.lawzagoria.com.

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