blog home Dog Bites and Attacks The Law Office of Renée J. Nordstrand Obtains $65,000 Settlement in Santa Barbara Dog Bite Case

By Renee Nordstrand on November 6, 2012

In 2007, a 60-year-old client was viciously attacked by a neighbor’s 50-pound pit bull as she went into their back yard to ask them about borrowing a lawnmower and a weed whacker.

The neighbor’s hadn’t always had the dog, but had taken it in after their daughter and her family briefly moved back in with them. After their daughter’s family moved into an apartment that did not allow dogs, the animal stayed with them. By all accounts they fed, walked, and played with the dog while it was at their house.

On the day of the Santa Barbara dog attack, the neighbor had told our client that she could come over to the house and borrow the lawnmower. The woman went to the front door and the 12-year-old granddaughter answered. She told our client that her grandparents were in the back yard and that it was okay to go back and talk to them.

When the client went around the side and into the backyard, she was viciously attacked by the dog and suffered bites to her face, hands, knee and foot. The attack resulted in 37 stitches to her face and required the need for dental work. She healed well and had no scarring.

The neighbor said that the dog was not theirs and therefore refused to accept liability for the attack. Exhaustive investigation allowed us to establish that the neighbor was indeed liable for the dog attack, and we were able to garner a settlement of $65,000 for our client for her injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.

As you can see, the dog bite victim lawyers in Santa Barbara at the Law Offices of Renee J. Nordstrand have an established track record of helping clients who have been injured in dog attacks. Rely on us to give you the solid and experienced legal representation you deserve. If you believe you have a case, call our Santa Barbara office at (805) 962-2022. Your case review, as always, is free.