Mitcheson & Lee LLP settled a case involving a 65-year-old physician who was knocked off his bicycle by an off-leash dog. The plaintiff was hospitalized for a complex hip fracture. The plaintiff's orthopedic surgeon determined that he had traumatic osteoarthritis in his hip, as a result of the accident, and would require a hip replacement eventually. Under Massachusetts law dog owners are liable for personal injuries caused by their dogs. The owners of the dog, in this case, had homeowners insurance, which provided them with protection. Five days before trial the attorneys at Mitcheson & Lee settled the case for $300,000.