The dog bite left facial lacerations and scars.
Our client, who was a teenager at the time, went over to a family friend’s home with his parents. When he bent down to pet their family dog, the dog suddenly jumped up and bit the teen’s mouth causing a portion of his lips to be ripped off. The chunk of the lip was quickly put on ice and our client was rushed to the emergency room.
While the chunk of lip could not be reattached, a plastic surgeon was called in to perform emergent surgery. Luckily, the surgeon was able to surgically repair the lip the best he could. However, our client would have permanent facial scars.
The Cleveland dog bite lawyers at Tittle & Perlmuter aggressively went after the dog owners and the insurance company that insured their home. Eventually, the insurance company agreed to settle the claim in the six-figures.