Lawyers For Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Representing Dog Bite Victims In Sonoma County
Few injuries cause more emotional trauma to the victim than a dog bite injury. Many people who have been bitten by dogs have lasting fears from the attack and need years of counseling before they feel safe outside their homes.
At Parranto & Applegate in Santa Rosa, California, our injury lawyers offer an initial consultation to explain how to protect your rights after a dog bite.
Obtaining Full And Fair Compensation In Dog Bite Cases
Dog bites often leave scars that need future revision by a plastic surgeon. After your wound has been sewed up in an emergency room, you usually won't know how the scar has healed for at least a year. When a child has been bitten, doctors might want to wait even longer before making a decision about plastic surgery. If you will need plastic surgery in the future, it is important to plan for those expenses before your case is settled.
Other expenses in dog bite cases may include lost wages, your pain and suffering, as well as therapy to overcome a fear of dogs.
Attorney Julia Parranto obtained a $100,000 settlement for a client who was bitten by his neighbor's German Shepherd. The dog jumped over the fence dividing the properties and bit our client in his own back yard. While the defendant claimed our client had provoked the animal, Ms. Parranto was able to prove that the dog's owner treated his pet badly by confining it to a small space in his back yard every day. In this case, almost all the damages were for our client's pain and suffering, since he needed no plastic surgery, was unemployed at the time and had less than $1,000 in medical expenses.
Damages in dog bite cases are usually covered by the homeowners insurance of the dog's owner.
Contact Our Santa Rosa Law Office Today to Schedule a FREE Consultation
Protect your rights if you have been bitten by a dog. To schedule a free consultation, call (707) 573-8868 or fill out the contact form on this website to arrange a consultation with our Dog Bite Injury Attorney Julia Parranto. Our law office is located in Santa Rosa in the heart of the Sonoma County and Napa Valley wine region of Northern California.