Visitor alleges Clearwater dog owner failed to prevent attack

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 9, 2018

CLEARWATER — A St. Petersburg man is suing a Clearwater dog owner, alleging negligence led to the pet attacking the plaintiff.

Ralph Nugent filed a complaint Sept. 28 in Pinellas Circuit Court against Pamela Spear Miller, alleging the dog owner breached her duty to keep her premises free from dangerous conditions and hazards.

According to the complaint, on July 24, 2017, Nugnet was a lawful invitee at Miller's home, 1840 Greenlea Drive, Clearwater when he was was attacked and bitten by Miller's dog. The suit says Nugent sustained injuries and damages, resulting in pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish and loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life. 

The plaintiff alleges Miller failed to warn him about the dog’s dangerous propensity and failed to remain in control of the dog.

NuGent seeks trial by jury, damages of more than $15,000, exclusive of interest, court costs, attorney fees and any other relief the court deems appropriate. He is represented by Joshua M. Drechsel of Josh Firm PA in St. Petersburg.

Pinellas Circuit Court case number 18C6368

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