TUCKER, DEKALB COUNTY GA - A WOMAN IS SUING HER NEIGHBOR AND THEIR HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION AFTER SHE WAS ATTACKED BY A BULL TERRIER
A Tucker woman is suing a neighbor and their homeowners' association over an alleged “vicious” dog attack.
Susan Monaghan, 59, accuses fellow Chelsea Common Townhomesresident Judy Rogers and the HOA of negligence by failing to prevent the Oct. 18, 2015, incident, according to the lawsuit filed in DeKalb County State Court.
Rogers, who couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Wednesday, allegedly allowed “Kobi,” a BULL TERRIER, to roam free off Brockett Road in violation of county code, knowing the dog had attacked someone before.
"The dog charged Susan, jumped on her, knocked her to the ground," Monaghan's attorney David Zagoria told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday. "It's been pretty traumatic. She's gone through a great deal of pain, suffering, worry. She is still unable to use her hand."
Monaghan, who has typically worked in secretarial positions, is out of work and goes to physical and occupational therapy, the lawyer said.
The HOA manager, Jan Vasser, said she couldn’t comment Wednesday.
Monaghan is seeking $46,326 in medical expenses she said she racked up during the ordeal, which including shoulder surgery. She also wants the court to determine how much she should receive in further damages for mental anguish, lost wages and other factors.