disclaimerA plaintiff who was injured in a fall while fleeing an attacking dog settled her personal injury lawsuit against the dog’s owners for $280,000. While walking past the house where the dog was kept, on the way to her son’s house, plaintiff was charged by the unleashed barking dog. The dog’s owners exited the house, restrained the dog and returned it to the backyard. Later that day, on the way home from her son’s house, plaintiff had to again walk past the dog’s house. The dog, still unleashed and outside, charged plaintiff in an attacking posture. Plaintiff attempted to flee, but fell down and broke both of her wrists and hit her head. Plaintiff’s injuries required installation of hardware in her wrist and stitches for her head injury. The case was filed in Passaic County because plaintiff resides there.