Federal Lawsuit Filed After Woman Stops for Coffee And Is Attacked by Police Dog

When Camden County resident, Natalie Diaz, could not find a parking space while stopping at a convenience store for coffee, she decided to park her car near the parking lot exit while she bought a hot drink. Shortly afterward, a police officer aggressively demanded that she move her car before a second officer released a dog to attack her, causing lacerations to her leg. In a federal lawsuit which has now been brought by Diaz, her lawyer states that the police officers in question used excessive force, and ordered the dog to attack without justification, given that Diaz was sitting in her vehicle with the door open at the time.

No comment has been made by the accused police officers, who have cited the ongoing lawsuit as their reason for not speaking out, although a separate lawsuit saw Diaz pleading guilty to eluding police and attempting to injure a law enforcement animal. Sentencing, in this case, is due to be made on May 25.

Have You Sustained Injuries in a Philadelphia Dog Attack? A Dan Doyle Law Group Attorney Could Help You Recover the Damages You Deserve

A Philadelphia personal injury lawyer from Dan Doyle Law Group could provide the compassionate support and expert legal guidance you need when you have been injured in any circumstances in which you were not at fault. A dog attack is just one of the ways in which you may have been injured, with others including car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, pedestrian accidents and injuries caused by defective products.

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What Damages Could I Be Entitled to Recover?

After a personal injury, or in a wrongful death case after the death of a loved one, you may be entitled to recover both economic and non-economic damages. The specifics of these will vary from case to case but, in general, the following may be available to you:

Economic Damages:

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Non-Economic Damages:

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In certain circumstances, you may also be entitled to recover punitive damages or those which are intended to punish the defendant for their actions, while deterring others from acting similarly.

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