Parent blames dog attack on St. Petersburg property owner

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 16, 2017

CLEARWATER — A parent is suing a St. Petersburg property owner, alleging negligence led to a dog attacking her son.

CLEARWATER — A parent is suing a St. Petersburg property owner, alleging negligence led to a dog attacking her son.

La'Verne Wilson filed a complaint Oct. 26 in Pinellas Circuit Court against Parmanand Seecharran, alleging failure to follow applicable safety guidelines and regulations.

According to the complaint, on July 24, Wilson's minor child, Ferrell Davis, was walking on the sidewalk directly in front of the 1239 Eighth Ave. S., St. Petersburg, property owned by the defendant. The suit says a dog owned by Seecharran's tenant ran out and attacked Davis. As a result of the defendant's negligence, Wilson says her minor child sustained bodily injury and pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, medical expenses and aggravation of a preexisting condition. 

The plaintiff alleges Seecharran failed to properly maintain the property free of a vicious dog, failed to properly secure and/or restrain the vicious dog on his property, and failed to warn the plaintiff of the dangerous propensity of the dog.

Wilson seeks trial by jury, damages of more than $15,000, attorney fees, court costs, interest, and all other relief the court deems just and proper. She is represented by attorney R. Evan Bassett of Salter, Healy, Bassett & Rivera in St. Petersburg.

Pinellas Circuit Court case number 17-CA-6438

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