A Missouri City family filed a lawsuit against their neighbor, NFL player Trent Williams, claiming that his Pitbull Mastiffs mauled their 3-year-old lab to death. They have enlisted the help of our Attorney John T. Kovach, who has been committed to obtaining justice for the family since the beginning.
Family Pet Killed After Being Let Outside
Our client said that in December of 2019, she let her dog, Sandy, out into the backyard for 10 minutes. When she later checked on the canine, she found her dead near a wrought iron fence that separates her yard from her neighbor's. It appeared as if Williams’s dogs had pulled Sandy through the fence and shredded her.
Family First Sought to Have Neighbor Remove His Dogs
The family had initially filed a demand letter against Williams, saying that his 9 pit bulls had to be removed from his property. They gave him until the end of 2019 to comply; otherwise, they would pursue a lawsuit against him. Attorney Kovach told TMZ Sports that they were going to see if the authorities could get Williams to have the dogs taken away, but if that didn't work, "that's when I come in and my firm will handle it."
Seeking to have the Williams’s dogs removed isn't just to penalize him for Sandy's death; the action would also serve to keep the community safe. According to other neighbors, the Pitbull Mastiffs wander the streets, unrestrained. Attorney Kovach said the neighbors are afraid of the animals. He told ABC 13 News, "The more neighbors I talk to, and just to see the fright and fear that they have, and to see that these dogs just get out continuously." Our client fears that what happened to her dog could happen to a person or a child next.
Williams said that Sandy might have started the fight with his dogs. However, Attorney Kovach stated that a review of the evidence suggests that is unlikely.
The family filed the lawsuit seeking monetary damages for the loss of their pet.
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