Among pet injuries, dog bites are one of the most common, and devastating injuries that a person can get. Although most dogs are our lovable furry friends, dogs can still unpredictably bite and cause injury to unsuspecting victims. Common sources for dog bites come from a neighbor’s dog, or dog that has become loose from its owner in a park or on the street. Dog bites can cause puncture wounds and lacerations, and create a serious risk of infection. As a result, dog bites must be immediately treated at the closest medical facility. If you, your child or someone you love has suffered injuries from a dog bite or attack we invite you to contact an experienced Mission Viejo dog bite attorney.
My name is Rivers Morrell, and I have helped dog bite injury victims for more than 40 years. Many people that are bitten by a friend or neighbor’s dog do not know what to do. They are in conflict because they have a relationship with the dog owner. However, in California most homeowner’s insurance policies provide coverage for dog bites. Accordingly, it is strongly recommended that if you are injured by a dog bite that you file an insurance claim with the dog owner’s home insurance policy to be compensated for your injuries and medical bills. It is an unfair burden for you to have to absorb the costs and injuries, when you are not at fault for the dog attack.
Dog bites leave irregular wounds that can result in serious scarring resulting in the need for plastic surgery. Emotional counseling may be required, especially when children have wounds that are visible in the mirror. It affects their self-esteem. I want to help them to fully recover, physically and emotionally and support your family through this process.
Because California is a clear liability state, the dog owner will be automatically liable for your damages unless you did something to provoke the dog. As a result, many of these dog bite claims have no issues with liability. This gives your claims strength.
If you or anyone you know has been injured or bitten in a dog attack, please contact the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell for a free consultation at (949) 305-1400 to discuss your claims. Our Mission Viejo dog bite attorney can assist you in filing an insurance claim for your injuries, and if needed, to pursue a lawsuit or other legal remedy to compensate you for your injuries and damages. We serve all of Orange County, LA and Riverside County from our 3 offices.