FORT LAUDERDALE – A Broward County resident is seeking more than $15,000 in damages after she was injured by a pit bull.
Janet Friedman filed a complaint on May 4 in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Broward County against David Rizzo alleging negligence and strict liability.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 6 she was walking her dogs on the sidewalk inside the Port Royale community when she was viciously bitten by defendant's pit bull. She alleges the dog was unprovoked and that the incident caused her to suffer a severe laceration to her leg requiring irrigation, staples and hyperbaric chamber treatment.
The plaintiff holds Rizzo responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to effectively control his dog and prevent it from harming others and failed to take proper precaution to restrain the dog and/or place a muzzle while it was out in public.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for damages of more than $15,000, costs and further relief the court deems just. She is represented by Andrew Norden of Osborne & Associates Law Firm PA in Boca Raton.
17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Broward County case number 17-008431