San Juan Capistrano & San Clemente Dog Attacks


Injury Attorney Helping Victims of Dog Bites to Recover

San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente are neighboring affluent communities in the southern portion of Orange County California. These communities are known for beautiful subdivisions controlled by HOAs committed to a quiet lifestyle. Dog bite cases require home owners or renter’s insurance or some other form of general liability policy in order to be viable. According to the most recent census data, these communities boast home ownership that represents almost two-thirds of their residents. Even in the presence of such abundance and regulated lifestyle dog bites can and do happen. The resulting injuries can be life changing, especially when a child is involved.

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Dog bites often occur during a visit to the home of a family member or friend. A small child sees a dog as a four legged playmate and naturally bends down to make friends and pet them. This innocent behavior has been known to startle even the calmest of breeds resulting in quick bites that tear into the flesh of the face, torso and arms before anyone realizes what is happening.  It is important to clean the wounds and seek immediate medical attention after a dog attack.

Dog bite injuries usually leave jagged wounds resulting in substantial scarring that requires multiple plastic surgeries to repair or mask. If an attack was prolonged, the resulting injuries can even damage underlying nerves as well as the ligaments, tendons and connective tissue that regulate range of motion and motor control. Dog bites often result in the need for extensive physical therapy to restore a full range of motion to injured limbs and digits.

What Should You Do if you are Injured by a Dog Bite?

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Dog Bites Leave Emotional Scars as Well

Dog bites and attacks also leave deep emotional scars that can result in a significant changes in the personality of the child or individual who has been attacked. Many children lose the primary sense of “security”, or fear going out into public places. Once joyous and outgoing individuals can become much more quiet and withdrawn. The resulting symptoms of post traumatic stress may require extensive emotional and psychological therapy to ensure a full recovery.

My name is Rivers Morrell.  As an experienced dog bite and injury attorney with more than 40 years of experience in hundreds of these cases I can tell you that it is important to understand all of the needs of the dog bite victim, including past medical expenses as well an future procedures, therapy or treatment that might be required. You only have one opportunity to resolve the case, and we must be able to substantiate the present and future costs required to do so.

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Contact an Experienced Dog Bite Lawyer Serving San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano

If you, your child or someone you love was bitten by a dog and injured in San Clemente or San Juan Capistrano I invite you to contact me personally for a free consultation at (949)305-1400. We will discuss all that has happened and the actions we will take to ensure the best possible outcome in your case. Dog owners are bound by “strict liability” to control their animals at all times. We are sensitive to the personal issues when a friend or family member is involved but the primary objective is to ensure that the insurance in place compensates you for the expenses you have been forced to bear and the suffering you have been required to endure.

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