Fresno Dog Bite Attorney
Injured by a Dog?
Each year several million people are bitten by dogs in the United States. A large percentage of these are serious enough to require medical attention. A number of "wrongful death as a result of a dog attack" cases are filed each year. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog you should immediately consult a Fresno personal injury lawyer for assistance in recovering any costs you've sustained. A personal injury attorney at the firm is experienced in dealing with injuries of this type and can advise you on your rights. The legal team understands how traumatic this kind of incident is for the victim as well as the entire family.
Dog Bite Lawyer in Fresno
California law holds dog owners strictly liable for maintaining firm control of their dog and therefore for any injuries to a human being caused by their animal. The number one childhood injury is a dog bite, commonly to the head, neck, hands and arms. Statistics show that these attacks mostly occur in familiar surroundings, such as a neighbor's or friend's property. Animal bites can result in infections, nerve damage, broken bones and disfigurement, especially when it is a large dog. It is important that you seek medical treatment quickly. In the case of a facial bite, be sure to have the wounds examined by a cosmetic or plastic surgeon as additional procedures may be needed to prevent permanent scarring. A dog need not be vicious to cause injuries. A very playful or affectionate animal can knock people down, particularly younger children and older people whose balance is uncertain, which may cause brain and spinal cord or other serious injury. The firm's legal team has decades of expertise to draw upon in preparing a compelling case to support your claim to recover damages.
Medical treatment in California comes at a high price. Under California's dog law the dog owner is responsible to compensate the injured person. As so many of these cases involve the dog of a friend, neighbor or family member, the purpose of this law was to avoid costly lawsuits with resulting bad feelings so the prior relationship between the injured party and the owner can continue. Most home owner's and many renter's insurance policies now include dog bite coverage. An injured person can be reimbursed for medical expenses, future medical treatment, pain and suffering, loss of income and other damages. Contact the Law Offices of Nuttall & Coleman for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer who will understand your situation and has the skill necessary to advise and assist you.
Contact a Fresno Dog Bite Attorney
at the firm for sound advice and effective help to file your claim.