Tittle & Perlmuter – Experienced Dog Bite Lawyers in Cleveland
They say dog is “man’s best friend.” Yet according to the CDC, approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur each year. Children and men are the most likely victims of dog bites. A dog bite can be a traumatic event that could leave serious injury and permanent scarring. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury as a result of a dog bite, the dog’s owner should be held accountable – Tittle & Perlmuter can do just that. Our experienced Cleveland dog bite lawyers will go to work for you.
Common Types of Dog Bite Injuries
According to the CDC, individuals are most likely to suffer bites to their arm, hand, leg, foot, head, or neck. Common injuries as a result of dog attacks are the following:
- Cuts, bruises and scratches
- Puncture wounds
- Tearing (avulsion)
- Crushing (head / skull injuries).
Injuries can be Severe
In fact, injuries from dog bites can be so severe that individuals must undergo reconstructive surgery, which, as reported by the CDC, occurs to around 27, 000 dog bite victims every year. A victim may even require multiple surgical procedures over a number of years. At Tittle & Perlmuter, our dog bite attorneys have experience in handling all of the above types of dog bite claims.
Tittle & Perlmuter Helps Victims of Dog Bites
Dog bite law in Cleveland and the state of Ohio is somewhat complex with two specific claims that may be available – a statutory claim and/or a common law claim. Because of this, it is important you hire an experienced dog bite attorney with a history of success prosecuting these types of cases. Our attorneys have the experience in handling dog bites cases and, in handling your case, will leave no stone unturned by evaluating the following:
- Whether the dog has a history of bites or aggressive behavior;
- The location of the attack;
- Whether warning signs were posted;
- Whether the owner was in compliance with Ohio law;
- Whether the owner has a homeowner or renter insurance policy that may provide coverage; and
- If a landlord has knowledge that a tenant has a dangerous dog on the premises.
A dog bite attorney’s investigation is key in helping to reduce any allegations that you may share fault in the bite. Our Cleveland dog bite lawyers are well versed in investigating dog bite claims and history of success in prosecuting these claims.
Reach Out Today for a Free Consultation
You may be entitled to compensation for present and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and permanent scarring related to a serious dog bite. Call us at 216-308-1522 for a free consultation today. Or fill out our online contact form. We will respond quickly and schedule an appointment.