Dog bite scarring in Irvine and Orange County California is a serious concern for any child or family member. The very nature of a dog bite often results in a tearing wound which cannot initially heal without significant scarring Irvine and OC dog bite cases will often involve severe scarring that requires extensive medical attention and plastic surgery across a period of years. If a child is bitten by a dog on the face, chest or other highly visible area of their body the resulting scars not only affect their personal appearance, they can have a remarkable impact on self-esteem.
The treatment for dog bite scarring in Irvine and Orange County California usually involves plastic surgery. The more extensive the scarring, the higher the number of surgeries that are usually required over a period of months and years to repair the damage and mitigate the visibility and impact of the scars. Dog bite injuries are the “strict liability” of the dog’s owner. This is usually covered by their homeowners insurance or renters insurance. My name is Rivers Morrell, and after more than 40 years of experience in these cases I can tell you the road to recovery – especially for children – can be a long one.
The dog’s owner (through their homeowner’s or renter’s insurance) is strictly liable for any personal injury caused by their pet. The good news is most landlords now require renters to carry appropriate insurance for their dog. In addition, the high level of home ownership and the value of property in Irvine and throughout Orange County usually means that a financial personal injury recovery is available for you or your loved one to pay for all of the medical costs, lost wages other expenses and recover from the dog attack and receive the treatment necessary to virtually eliminate the visible remaining scars, and move forward with a productive life.
You need to make sure any insurance settlement or jury verdict provides for all past, present and future medial bills associated as well as just and fair compensation for having to endure your injuries, the experience of recovery and living with remaining pain and its effects moving forward. This is why it is important to work with an experienced, proven dog bite and personal injury attorney at the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell.
If you or someone you love has been injured or scarred in a dog attack or faces dog bite scarring in Irvine and Orange County California we invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry as well as our successful verdicts and settlements and contact Rivers Morrell or call today to speak with Rivers personally for a free, substantive consultation at (949) 305-1400.