Chicago Verdict in Dog Bite Trial

A Chicago jury awarded a mailman $75,224.00 for injuries he suffered after being bitten by a dog. The mailman plaintiff was delivering mail to 501 S. Willie in Mt. Prospect when the home owner’s twenty pound schnauzer got loose and bit the mailman on the back of his knee. The mailman plaintiff required surgery and incurred $58,435 in medical expenses. State Farm had offered $25,000. before the trial to settle the case but the offer was rejected by the plaintiff for being too low.