Dog Attack Attorney in Fresno CA
Serving Kings, Madera, Fresno, Tulare, and Merced Counties: Nunes Law Can Help
Responsible animal owners outnumber the irresponsible ones, but it only takes one poorly socialized animal to cause significant harm. Dog bites and animal attacks leave emotional and physical scars, many times leading to expensive medical or therapy bills.
Fortunately, animal-related injuries in California are often covered by the owner’s homeowner or rental policy. Fresno personal injury attorney Frank Nunes has the insurance background necessary to investigate, negotiate, and — if necessary — file a lawsuit against the pet owner and his or her insurance company. Available for cases in Kings County, Madera County, Fresno County, Tulare County, and Merced County, our firm can help you pay your medical bills and collect for pain and suffering.
The Cost of Medical Treatment After an Animal Attack or Dog Bite
Animal encounters are rarely fatal, but they can lead to serious injury. Victims attacked by dogs or other animals often suffer:
- Permanent scarring
- Nerve damage
- Psychological damage, including post-traumatic stress disorder
Any of these injuries can be expensive and lead to life-long impacts. Insurance companies frequently offer low-ball settlements that do not account for future medical expenses or cosmetic surgery. Many times, people will find themselves with out-of-pocket expenses despite settling their case.
Why Contact an Attorney?
Retaining an experienced animal attack or dog bite attorney will help ensure fair treatment and secure a better settlement. We will not only account for current medical expenses but also those that arise from future treatment. Often times the dog or property owner’s insurance company will not make a fair offer to resolve the case because the medical bills for immediate care are small. What is overlooked are the mental and physiological scars from the humiliation left by physical scars — this is especially true with female victims. Often the attacks are directed at the face, groin, or areas that are commonly exposed to daylight, regardless of whether the victim is a male or female.
Our efforts will help you move forward without incurring additional costs for an incident that was not your fault.
If you sustained injuries from a dog bite or other animal attack, seek medical attention first. Then contact Nunes Law at (559) 436-0850 or through the online form to schedule a free initial consultation. Wondering if we’re the best law firm for your case? Learn more by reading about why our clients choose us.
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