Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is being sued for the third time in 14 months after his Rottweiler Ace allegedly attacked his neighbor, Jennifer Gampper, in her own backyard. Gampper has filed a lawsuit, seeking $1 million in damages. Elliott received the news of the lawsuit in July while he was preparing for the NFL season at the Cowboys training camp in Oxnard.
Dog bites can leave both physical and emotional scars that may lead to a lifetime of suffering. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries from a dog attack, please reach out to the Ventura County dog bite attorneys at the Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman.
The Most Recent Claim
Gampper’s lawsuit claims she sustained “severe and permanent injuries” when Elliott’s dogs attacked her. Elliott’s three dogs escaped his backyard through a gate that the Perfect Synthetic Grass landscaping company left open the previous day. Gampper is also suing the landscaping company.
The incident occurred in May, in Frisco Texas. The police were called, and the incident was investigated. Initially, two people were reported to have been injured during the attack. Both Glampper and the other reported victims required hospitalization, but their injuries were non-life-threatening.
Elliott received three citations, one for his Rottweiler and the other two for his bulldogs.
Elliott’s lawyer released a statement expressing both his and his client’s concern for Gampper’s wellbeing but denied fault in the attack. He claimed there were “extenuating circumstances” in the incident which will impact the legal proceedings, but he did not disclose these circumstances.
In August, a surveillance video was released showing Elliot’s dogs leaving his yard and another video of the dogs circling Gamppers’ backyard pool. She is off-camera, but as the dogs exit the frame, a woman’s screams can be heard during the alleged attack.
The Past Incidents
Elliott’s dogs have spent more than a year in trouble as they were involved in two previous violent incidents, including:
- June 2020 – A pool cleaner alleges Ace attacked her arm and dragged her while his two bulldogs attacked her legs. She was hospitalized and reportedly had surgery. She claimed that she was not the first person to be attacked by Elliott’s dogs. She sued Elliott, and court records show the case has been settled.
- March 2020 – Elliott’s Rottweiler attacked a pet-resort employee, bringing about the first of three lawsuits against the Cowboys star. This lawsuit is still pending.
When Should I Contact A Lawyer?
For more than 30 years, J. Jeffrey Herman has successfully represented the citizens of Ventura County injured by dog attacks. The damages often go beyond the physical with dog bite victims also suffering from:
- High medical bills
- Missed time from work and lost wages
- Loss of quality of life
The Ventura County dog bite attorneys at The Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman understands the stress associated with dog bites and will diligently investigate the incident while pursuing the compensation you deserve.