At Abrenio Law, we loving helping people. From time-to-time, we get to work on some memorable cases. Recently, we were able to help out on one such case.
Come and say “Hi” to Wilbur.
Our client was a very nice woman living in Northern Virginia. For exercise, and for fun, she often walked her dogs up and down the roads of her neighborhood. During those walks, she would walk by neighbors’ houses. What you might not expect was that one of her neighbors owned a potbelly pig named Wilbur.
Wilbur was a cute pig. In fact, his owner made a post on Facebook encouraging neighbors to “[c]ome say hi…”
One afternoon, our client took up her neighbor up on the offer and decided stop by. As she walked with her dogs up to Wilbur’s pen, however, our client noticed that he was nowhere to be found. She speculated perhaps Wilbur was hiding and she began to continue her walk.
As she proceeded, however, she noticed Wilbur several yards away across the street. A bit confused, our client watched as the pig calmly approached her. As it got closer, out of nowhere, Wilbur gored our client in her lower legs, causing her to bleed profusely. Terrified, our client ran home and sought immediate medical attention.
They tried to blame our client!
Ultimately, our client made a relatively good recovery. While she still experiences some symptoms, she was lucky.
We only found out about her situation because she attempted to make a homeowner’s insurance claim, and the insurance adjuster tried to blame her for the incident! Despite the neighbor’s Facebook post, the adjuster claimed that our client wasn’t allowed on the neighbor’s property. And even if she was, she “stayed too long,” thereby committing Contributory Negligence. Given that, the insurance company asserted that they could win the case at trial.
Fortunately, we were able to help.
We found this to be an absurd position. So, we wrote the insurance company a letter demanding fair compensation for our client’s injuries or we’d sue. Almost immediately, we got a response from the adjuster telling us that “this is the number we were going to already offer before you got involved.” What a coincidentce, right?!
Well, as it turns out, the offer was relatively fair. And after a few exchanges, we were able to get them to come to their senses. And our client was happy with the result.
Of course, not all cases are this straight foward to resolve. Indeed, many require the case to be filed, litigated, and tried. But in this case, we were able to help our client get the quick, fair resolution that she deserved.
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