Have you, your child or someone you love suffered a dog bite injury in Anaheim California? What will happen from here, and who is responsible for paying the medical bills and other expenses? The first thing you need to know is that dog bites leave irregular wounds that often result in a scars or scarring. The initial wound may heal to leave substantial scarring resulting in the need for additional plastic surgery down the road. This may require several visits for treatment, as well as psychological support for the victim.
My name is Rivers Morrell, and there are a few things you need to know up front. In California, the dog’s owner is “strictly liable” for any injuries and associated costs that result from their pet’s behavior. Most dog bite injuries happen to children, and the owner of the dog is well known to them – often a family member or close friend of the family. Some clients are concerned and ask a question like “do we have to sue my brother?” Technically, perhaps, but dog bite injuries are covered by homeowners or renters insurance. My law office takes extra precautions in dog bite cases when the victim knows the dog’s owner well to ensure that existing relationships are protected and that matters are handled professionally. My work will focus on the insurance company, and in cases that result in injury the insurance companies do not want me to put your loved one or child in front of a jury. That is one of the advantages I bring to the table. I have taken hundreds of cases to trial, far more than almost any other personal injury attorney here in California.
We work to ensure that you have the resources needed to get the level of treatment, plastic surgery, emotional counseling and physical therapy necessary to fully recover from a dog attack and move forward. If you or someone you love has suffered a dog bite injury in Anaheim I invite you to call for a free consultation at (949) 305-1400.