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Virginia dog bite lawyer Ed Atkinson secured a policy limit settlement from a homeowner’s insurance policy in a serious dog bite claim in early 2021.  The incident took place in the days following Thanksgiving when a pit bull attacked a woman over a plate of leftovers, causing permanent injury to her face including the loss of an eye.  Multiple surgeries were required at enormous cost.  A major factor in the case was negotiating for a substantial reduction in the client’s health insurance provider’s lien.  Without significant reductions, the client’s medical bills would have devoured all the the proceeds from the homeowner’s policy in question.  This dog bite claim settlement underscores two points.  First, owners of certain dog breeds should be required to carry liability policies in sufficient amount to compensate those injured through negligence.  Second, health insurance companies should be severely limited in their ability to pursue subrogation claims against their own policyholders.

Virginia: Dogs that bit five-year-old child were Belgian malinois

WAVY 10 news reported this Sunday that a dog attack in Chesapeake, Virginia left a five-year-old girl with a bite on her neck that required an airlift to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  The girl later underwent surgery at CHKD.  According to WAVY, the child and her mother were visiting with friends at the home where the bite happened.  The girl was playing with the dogs prior to the attack.

Ed Atkinson named a 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star

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I am pleased to report that I was named for this peer-nominated award presented by the Thompson-Reuters company.  While the representative from the company did not specifically say so, I feel certain that the 2016 Rising Star award confirms that:

“I’m rocking my peers, puttin’ suckers in fear” in the great tradition of LL Cool Jay.

Many thanks to my wife and family, my office staff, and my friends and colleagues in the legal profession.

Happy Thanksgiving!