Common Injuries Caused by Dog Bites in Orange County Riverside and Los Angeles

What are some of the common injuries caused by dog bites in Orange County, Riverside and Los Angeles?

Dogs are known as man’s best friend, but unfortunately, not all dogs are friendly and sometimes they can attack humans intentionally or on accident, and cause injuries. Dog bite injuries can range from the mild to extreme, sometimes requiring extension rehabilitation, treatment, and surgical procedures.

The most common injuries inflicted from a dog bite include scratches from their claws, and puncture wounds from bites. Severe dog bites can cause serious lacerations and puncture wounds that tear the skin and muscle.  These wounds often result in scarring and require plastic surgery to repair. Minor puncture wounds may be able to heal on their own. However, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention for any puncture wounds from a dog, as their bites can typically cause infection and complications if not treated and cleaned immediately.

In many case the victim of common injuries caused by dog bites knows the owner the dog personally.  As a result, you may be hesitant to file a lawsuit or pursue an insurance claim for their injuries. However, it may comfort you to know that if a dog owner has homeowner’s property insurance, there should be insurance coverage for personal injury claims such as dog bite injuries under the homeowner’s insurance policy. Most apartments, condos and rental properties also require the tenant to carry renter’s insurance with dog bite coverage.

The insurance policy would then be able to cover their medical bills, future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages cause by the dog bite.

If you, your child or a loved one has been involved in a dog bite or dog attack and have been injured you will need the representation of our proven, experienced personal injury attorneys. There is no cost to you out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.  Learn about the recovery process for common injuries caused by dog bites and how we can help you and your family to financially recover for your injuries.

Rivers Morrell is an experienced and proven dog bite personal injury attorney based in Mission Viejo and Irvine for over 40 years. Serving all of Orange County, Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, we invite you to review the strong recommendations of former clients and the legal industry and contact us or call to speak with an experienced dog bite injury lawyer personally for a free, private and confidential consultation at (949) 305-1400.

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