Injury Lawyer Serving Victims of Dog Bites in Orange County
Anaheim is a community of over 350,000 residents, 50% of whom are homeowners. Dog bite injuries in Anaheim and across California require the presence of homeowners or renters insurance in order to maximize the recovery for the medical costs, counseling and therapy expense as well as the pain and suffering endured by victims of dog bites.
Dog Bite Attorney with 40+ Years Experience
- Pit Bulls
- Doberman Pinchers
- German Shepherds
What Should You Do if you are Injured by a Dog Bite?
My name is Rivers J. Morrell, III and as an injury attorney with more than 40 years of experience I can tell you that most dog bites occur due to an interaction where a dog is startled or protecting their home. In many cases the victims know the owner of the dog, and may even be visiting the residence. These cases require legal sophistication, as well as the sensitivity necessary to protect relationships between family and friends while resolving the dog bite case.
Dog Bite Injuries Can Be Quite Severe
Injuries received from a dog bite or attack are quite severe. Dog’s teeth leave tearing wounds that leave deep and severe scarring. There are often multiple plastic surgeries that are required over a period of years to remove or reduce evidence of scarring, especially in visible locations that affect self-esteem.
Damage to underlying nerves and connective tissue can limit flexibility or range of motion, resulting in the need for extensive physical or occupational therapy. In addition to the physical wounds, victims of dog bites often need emotional counseling as well. The psychological impact of an attack is a form of post traumatic syndrome disorder (PTSD), requiring months or years of counseling to restore a victim’s sense of security or safety in public places. Children are especially vulnerable to personality changes and emotional challenges after a dog attack.
All of these requirements must be considered before agreeing to a settlement in a case involving dog bite injuries in Anaheim or anywhere in Orange County. You can’t go back for additional compensation down the road, and the legal work we do will ensure that your loved one or child has all of the resources necessary to fully recover from the attack and move forward with their life.
Contact an Experienced Anaheim Dog Bite Injury Attorney
If you, your child, or someone you love has been injured by a dog bite or attack in Anaheim I invite you to contact my office or call me at (949)305-1400 for a free consultation. I have helped hundreds of dog bite victims over the years to ensure that they are able to make a complete recovery. We will work together to hold the responsible parties accountable and to maximize the compensation you receive for the injuries and suffering you’ve been forced to endure.