Children tend to lean down or reach out to pet or engage with a dog prior to an attack. This is the primary reason that children are 3 to 5 times more likely to be injured by a dog bite than adults.
Dog bites often result in visible injuries and subsequent scarring to the face, chest, arms and hands. Dog bites tend to tear flesh with their teeth, and these wounds usually result in permanent visible scars. These injuries may require several plastic surgeries to minimize the visibility and motor impact of the scars.
Here in California the owner of the dog is “strictly liable” for any injuries caused by their pet. A personal injury claim for your child’s dog bite will recover all of the past, present and future medical expenses associated with injury, as well as just compensation for your child having to endure the attack and subsequent recovery. Unfortunately, insurance companies always offer a much lower settlement than is warranted in these cases and this is why it is important to work with the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell on your case.
If your child has been injured in a dog bite or attack in Irvine or Orange County I invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and contact us or call to speak with me personally for a free consultation at (949) 305-1400. I have more than 40 years of experience in these cases and there is no cost to your family out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.