The Law Firm of Rivers Morrell represents injury victims in dog bite cases and claims against homeowners or renters insurance policies. Many people that are bitten by a dog are unaware that the owner of a dog is “strictly liable” for injuries caused by their pet. The dog owner’s homeowners or renters insurance policy should provide coverage for your personal injury claim.
What this all means is that if you suffer injuries from the dog bite of a stranger, neighbor, friend, or family member’s pet there will likely be insurance coverage for your injuries. Most mortgage companies and rental communities now require the dog owner to carry appropriate insurance.
In many cases, dog bites can result in tearing injuries resulting scarring which ultimately requires plastic surgery to correct. Dog bite injuries can result in considerable medical bills and lost wages due to time missed from work. You are also entitled to fair and just compensation for having to endure the attack and resulting injuries and recovery. These financial expenses (known legally as “damages”) are all recoverable from insurance.
Many people that are bitten by a neighbor, friend, or family member’s dog are hesitant to file a claim for damages. They don’t want to file a lawsuit against someone they may know well. However, we pursue dog bite cases and claims against homeowners or renters insurance policies rather than out of pocket of the individuals themselves.
If you or anyone you know has been the victim of a dog bite, we invite you to review the strong recommendations of former clients and the legal industry and contact the Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell or call to speak with us personally for a free consultation at (949) 305-1400 to discuss you or your child’s injuries. There is no cost to you out of pocket for our representation as we work on a contingency fee basis.