The treatment for scarring that occurs after a dog bite or attack 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.
You need to make sure any insurance settlement or jury verdict provides for all past, present and future medial bills associated with scarring that results from dog bite injuries in Irvine or Southern California.
If you or someone you love has been injured or scarred in a dog attack in Irvine, I invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and contact us or call 949-305-1400 for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment to meet in my local offices. The high level of home ownership and the value of property throughout the Irvine area usually means that resources are available for your loved one to recover from the dog attack and receive the treatment necessary to virtually eliminate the visible remaining scars, and move forward with a productive life.