Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. lawyer W. Glen Pierson just completed negotiating the settlement of a claim involving a client who fell to the ground after being startled by a barking dog. The dog, which was obscured from view by a fence and hedge, was on residential premises while the client was on an adjacent public sidewalk. The fall caused the client to fracture her arm and sustain other personal injuries and damages. The claim was resolved on a pre-suit basis for $176,500.00.