When Children are Injured by Dog Bites in Orange County
Helping Your Child to Recover from their Physical and Emotional Injuries for Over 40 Years
Children are some of the most common victims of dog bites in Orange County. It is in the nature of a child to consider every four legged pet as a potential playmate, and they simply reach down to pet a dog and before anyone can react they have suffered traumatic injuries that will take months and perhaps years from which to recover. A child injured by dog bites suffers physical and emotional wounds that can take several months or years to heal.
Children are most often bitten on the arms and legs, as well as the torso and often the face. Dog bites leave an irregular wound that usually results in severe scarring. The quick action of a bite and resulting tugging often leaves severe scarring and damage to the nerves, tendons and ligaments that control hand, arm and leg movement, and the muscles in the face are especially vulnerable to these injuries.
Dog Bite Attorney with 40+ Years Experience
The Road to Recovery From Dog Bite Injuries for a Child Can Be Complex
My name is Rivers J. Morrell, III and I have been helping children, families and victims of dog bites here in California for more than 40 years. If you are the parent of a dog bite victim I’d like to encourage you a bit. The path to full recovery may be a long one, but it is most often possible to hold the homeowner or pet owner’s insurance company accountable to ensure that your child has the best opportunity to make a full recovery. There will be several steps along the way including:
• Physical and/or occupational therapy to return motor control to injured areas
• Plastic Surgeries (often more than one over a few years to provide the best results)
• Counseling From a Child Psychologist or Qualified Professional
I will work with you and all of the medical and clinical professionals associated with your child’s recovery to ensure that we fully understand the nature of the injuries and the specific steps required to maximize an expedient recovery. The insurance companies know that I will do everything necessary to protect a child injured by dog bites, and will work for your family and to ensure that your child receives the care and treatment they deserve.
These types of incidents often happen at the home of a neighbor, friend or even a family member. We will manage the case with sensitivity to the underlying relationships. Dog bites are covered by homeowners or renters insurance, and that will be the focus of our legal work.
Contact an Experienced Orange County Attorney When a Child is Injured by Dog Bites
If your daughter or son was bitten and injured by a dog I can help. I invite you to contact us for a free consultation at 949-273-2693, or contact us to schedule an appointment for us to meet. We will discuss all that has happened, and I will share my experience and expertise in these cases so that you will gain a clear understanding of the process and the actions we will take to ensure that your child has the best opportunity to heal, and move forward with their life.