If you, your child or a family member has been bitten by a dog in Mission Viejo you need an experienced Mission Viejo dog bite injury attorney. My name is Rivers Morrell, and for more than 40 years I have served injury victims and their families from my office in Mission Viejo. Dog bite cases can be legally and socially quite complex. You see, the owner of a dog is “strictly liable” in California for the injuries caused by their pet. The twist is most children or people who are bitten by a dog know the owner of the dog personally. Often it is an extended family member or personal friend. Many of our dog bite clients have been concerned about whether or not we would sue their friend or family member. This is about insurance, and we are not going to harass your loved ones or neighbors. We carefully manage all communications to protect your relationships, while ensuring maximum recovery from the homeowners insurance or rental insurance company.
The legal complications come from the long term issues associated with a dog bite. These injuries are rough wounds which often leave substantial scarring. They often result in damage to underlying nerves, tendons and ligaments. These injuries can require multiple plastic surgeries, occupational and/or physical therapy now and in the years to come. Any insurance settlement must provide for the costs you’ve borne to date as well as any expenses you may face in the future. This is why it is so important to have an experienced Mission Viejo dog bite injury attorney on your case. We have extensive experience in these injuries and years of successful trial expertise. The insurance company knows we will absolutely take your case before a jury, and that we will win. This ensures the maximum compensation based upon the insurance policy in place.
I invite you to review the recommendations of my clients and the legal industry. Contact us or call 949-273-2693 for a free consultation today. There is no cost to you or your family out of pocket as I work on a contingency fee basis.