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Coppedge v. Travis

The plaintiff brought this case forward seeking damages for injuries she sustained following an incident with the defendant’s dog. The plaintiff alleges that at the time the incident occurred, both the plaintiff and the defendant were staying at the same motel. The defendant was accompanied by his unleashed dog outside of the motel. Upon seeing the plaintiff, the defendant’s dog charged towards the her. The plaintiff, believing the dog to be dangerous and fearful that she may be attacked by the dog, turned to run away. In doing so, the plaintiff fell to the ground and sustained multiple fractures to her arm. The plaintiff brought this action against the defendant pursuant to General Statute §22-357. The trial court rendered judgement in favor of the plaintiff and awarded her $45,000 in damages. The defendant appealed.