Dog bite injuries often result in lingering effects from challenging infection to severe scarring. Often times, dog bites and attacks cause puncture wounds that penetrate the skin and can damage muscle and tendons. Depending on the area where the bite is, it can cause debilitating injuries to the victim.
In some cases, the dog bite can cause nerve and motor damage due to the severity and the depth of the wound. Deep wounds can often tear muscle and nerves that are necessary for proper movement. Such an injury can require significant rehabilitation including physical therapy and additional surgeries in order to fully recover. In cases such as severe dog bites to visible areas of the body including the face, torso and limbs, permanent scars remain after the wounds have healed. In these cases, scar revision therapy, plastic surgery and special creams and lasers may be required in order to lessen the cosmetic effects of the dog attack.
In almost all serious dog bite cases immediate medical attention is required due to the potential for infection. My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience with dog bite injury cases I can tell you there is a lot more to these cases than often appears. Fortunately, California law holds the dog’s owner strictly liable for injuries their pet inflicts in a bite or attack. This is covered by their homeowners or renter’s insurance. Many condos and apartment complexes now require tenants to carry insurance which includes dog bite provisions.
Dog bite injuries often result in lingering effects and this is why it is important to speak with an experienced injury attorney. If you or anyone you know has been the victim of a dog attack, we invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell or call to speak with us personally for a free consultation at (949)305-1400. We will discuss the proper medical treatment, and legal options that you have available. It is important to seek compensation through a personal injury claim in order to ensure the care and attention you deserve.