Animal Attack and Dog Bite Attorney in Fresno

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
  • Disfigurement
  • Nerve damage
  • Infections
  • 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 as well as with attacks to 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.

We offer free consultations. There is no fee if there is no recovery.

Was It Really an Accident?

At Nunes Law, we sometimes say "accident" because that is the word that comes to mind for many of us when someone is injured. But a car accident, for example, often should not be called an accident, but rather a crash. The word accident implies that nothing could have been done to prevent the injury, death, damage or other harm. If someone was at fault, it was not really an "accident."

Hot Coffee!

"Going to court to gain justice is heroic."

Remember Stella Liebeck, the 79-year-old woman who sued after being burned by McDonald's coffee? You probably heard it was a frivolous lawsuit. You probably didn't hear that she suffered severe burns requiring skin grafts or that McDonald's previously had received 100s of complaints about serious burns from overheated coffee.

Hot Coffee is an HBO documentary that shows how the insurance industry poisons our minds to stop ordinary people from getting their day in court. It will make you think twice when you hear someone complain about "frivolous lawsuits."

Contact Nunes Law if you'd like to attend a screening of Hot Coffee with us!

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