A woman staying with her friend while recuperating after heart surgery, was opening the gate to her friend’s home to retrieve the mail, and without warning was knocked to the ground by one of owner’s dogs. This initial blow fractured her nose which was followed by the owner’s other dogs attacking our client, ripping her eye lid and mauling areas of her face and body. It was determined that our client both suffered a fracture to her eye orbital floor and a nasal bone fracture. She needed irrigation and debridgment for her eye injury, a reduction for the nasal fracture and other skin closures from the attack.
Our firm resolved this case for the defendant’s policy limits of $300,000.