Dog Bites with Injury in Corona CA

Dog Bite Injury Attorney

The number of dog bites with injury in Corona CA has significantly increased in recent years. Corona has grown by over 20% in the past 10 years, and the number of homes with children under the age of 18 and pets remains above 50%.  More than two-thirds of Corona residents own their home.  This is an important fact in dog bite cases as it is the homeowners insurance of the dog owner that is ultimately the source of recovery for all costs associated with medical bills, counseling, physical and emotional therapy and plastic surgery (scar reduction) expenses associated with dog bites.

Dog Bite Attorney with 40+ Years Experience

If you, your child or someone you love is bitten by a dog the first and most important thing is to seek immediate medical attention at the Corona Regional Medical Center, a local urgent care or your own doctor’s office. The immediate issue with dog bite injuries is infection.  Many people falsely believe that a dog’s mouth is more sanitary than a human, but this is incorrect.  There are several infections that accompany dog bite injuries, and some can actually be life threatening.

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The Long Term Impact of Scarring and Healing From Dog Bite Wounds

In the longer term, the impact of wounds from a dog bite can be quite severe and often requires physical therapy to restore ranges of motion to tendons, ligaments, nerves and other tissues damaged by the bites. When a dog bites, it tends to engage aggressively and shaking of the head is quite common.  This results in flesh injuries that are uneven, resulting in substantial scarring.  The best treatment for scarring usually involves (multiple) plastic surgery procedures.

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In addition to the physical injuries, victims of dog bites in Corona, and throughout Southern California often suffer from a form of Post Traumatic Stress, especially when the victim is a child. Counseling is required to help the patient through issues of security, anxiety and comfort in public places.  The behavior of the victim often changes, and many who were once outgoing become quiet and withdrawn.

Experienced Dog Attack Injuries Lawyer Serving Covina

My name is Rivers J. Morrell, III and I have served the residents of the Inland Empire for more than 40 years. I invite you to review the comments of my clients, my peers and the legal industry.  Dog bite cases often involve dog owners who are well known by the victim.  It is often important to our clients to protect and preserve the relationships involved, while pursuing appropriate compensation for what has happened.

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These cases require an experienced attorney who can protect your family while understanding the nature of the relationships involved. If you are looking for an experienced injury attorney who handles dog bites with injury in Corona CA I invite you to contact me personally for a free consultation at 949-273-2693 or contact my office to schedule an appointment.

We will work together to ensure that the victim of the dog attack has the greatest opportunity to recover from what has happened, and has the support and therapy needed to support them and move forward with their lives.