There are a lot of legal and financial issues in a Mission Viejo dog bite injury with scarring case. When a dog bites, it is often a child who is left with serious injuries including significant scars. These scars can often be very visible, such as on the face, neck, torso or arms. These injuries are very rough, and they often cannot heal without leaving substantial scar tissue. Plastic surgery, in many cases multiple plastic surgeries may be required to minimize the visibility of scarring over time. A dog attack in Mission Viejo can result in significant expenses such as medical bills, psychological counseling and support, physical or occupational therapy and day care requirements. Who pays for these expenses? Why are insurance companies so quick to make a (low) offer?
Here in California, the owner of the dog is “strictly liable” for all injuries caused by their pet and financially responsible for the costs that result. These exposures are usually covered by the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance or renter’s insurance. Insurance company representatives want to settle as fast as possible, and often make an offer that may seem like a lot, but ultimately will fail to cover expenses. Why do they act so quickly?
My name is Rivers Morrell, and after more than 40 years as an injury attorney here in Mission Viejo I can tell you insurance adjusters are trained to be highly personable and friendly, but their job is to settle your case for the minimum amount possible. I should know, as I spent more than 20 years representing some of the major insurance carriers. I know their tactics, their goals and the way they pressure people to accept less than what they are entitled to by law.
If you, your child or a family member has suffered a Mission Viejo dog bite injury with scarring or other injuries I invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact us or call 949-305-1400 to speak with me personally for a free consultation. There is no cost to you out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.
Learn about how I have helped so many other dog bite victims to recover the financial settlement they deserve while respecting the relationships that may exist with the dog’s owner. This doesn’t have to be a vindictive process, and your loved one’s health and well being deserve the best representation possible.