Irvine is a unique planned city where the vast majority of its citizens own their homes and the value of those homes is substantial. When a dog bite in Irvine results in an injury (or anywhere here in Orange County) we have a much greater opportunity to make things right for the victim than other areas of the State.
California dog owners are held to a standard of “strict liability” when they attack or bite another causing injuries. The primary source of recovery for the treatment of injuries that come out of a dog attack is homeowners or renter’s insurance. In Irvine, the value of the property and quality of the neighborhoods ensures that almost all dog owners are well insured, and this allows the victim to financially recover for the injuries and trauma they’ve been forced to endure.
Dog bite injuries can be quite quite severe, and leave irregular wounds that often result in visible scarring. Tearing injuries can require multiple plastic surgeries to repair. Damage to underlying nerves, ligaments and tendons may require physical or occupational therapy. In addition, a dog attack often leaves the victim with a form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and emotional counseling should be considered to ensure a full recovery.
My name is Rivers J. Morrell, III and I have served the residents of Irvine and Orange County for more than 40 years. When a dog bite in Irvine results in an injury to you or your child I invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell or call to speak with me personally for a free and substantial consultation at (949) 305-1400. We will work together to set things right, and to ensure that you have the maximum resources available to make a full recovery.