A delivery driver for a New Jersey company has filed a federal complaint
against a suburban Philadelphia family over the injuries he allegedly sustained as a result of being attacked by the defendants’ dogs.
Saso Najdevski, who lives in Clifton, N.J., filed suit on Nov. 8 at the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia against Dante J. Bradley, Patricia Bradley, Alexandra Bradley and Kelly Bradley, of Wayne, Pa., as well as Bryn Mawr, Pa. resident Jacob W. Pearlstein, over allegations that he was seriously injured on April 13, 2012, after being attacked by three dogs at a property belonging to the Bradleys on the 500 block of General Scott Road.
Najdevski, who was working for Kotangi LLC, a New Jersey company, had been making a delivery to the home at about 9 a.m. on that spring day last year when he was attacked by the animals, who were not on leashes at the time, the complaint states.
The dog attack was not provoked, the lawsuit claims, nor was it triggered by any act perpetuated by the plaintiff.
As a result of the attack, Najdevski sustained a fractured calf bone, multiple ligament tears, lacerations, bruising, dog bite marks and other injuries, the complaint alleges.
The plaintiff says he had to spend large sums of money on medical care to cure him of his injuries.
He also claims to have suffered from mental anguish as a result of the attack.
Najdevski, who says he was unable to work and earn money as a result of the incident, argues that the defendants knew or should have known of the “vicious, mischievous and dangerous propensities of the dogs,” and that the family members had a duty to prevent their pets from inflicting bodily injuries upon the plaintiff.
The defendants are accused of negligence for failing to properly restrain and secure the dogs, failing to properly control the animals, failing to properly train the canines, failing to warn with appropriate signage, and failing to have the dogs on a leash at the time of the attack.
The complaint also contains a count of statutory strict liability.
Najdevski seeks more than $75,000 in damages as well as interest and costs.
The plaintiff is being represented by attorney Adam S. Getson, of the Philadelphia firm Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller.
The federal case number is 2:13-cv-06521-MAM.