Is The Dog’s Owner Responsible for Injuries? It’s Time You Found Your Answer.
If a dog bites you in Arizona, despite all of the pain and medical expenses that you are facing, there is some good news. Under Arizona law, the dog’s owner is typically liable for injuries, which is known as “strict liability.”
Arizona dog bite cases are different than other personal injury claims, meaning you don’t necessarily have to prove that the other person was negligent before you can obtain compensation. In most circumstances, if a dog bites you, the owner is liable. It is as simple as that. You don’t have to show that the owner knew or should have known that the animal was dangerous.
What should you do if a dog bites you?
No one ever really plans on being attacked by a dog and it is an overwhelming and frightening experience, to say the least. If you or your child becomes a victim of a canine attack, there are some things that you need to do, which are listed below:
- Get the name and telephone number of the dog’s owner. This information is crucial if you decide to pursue an injury claim.
- Obtain medical treatment. Some dog bite injuries are serious and require treatment by a medical professional. There is also the risk of a dog bite infection following an attack, which also makes it crucial to seek medical attention.
- Talk with a Phoenix dog bite lawyer. An attorney will be able to explain your legal options following an animal attack and will help you pursue compensation.
For answers to your questions, contact the Law Offices of Nathan Hogle by calling 480-999-0646 or filling out our online form. Attorney Nathan Hogle knows what insurers are looking for in dog bite cases and can use this knowledge to help you receive compensation for your injuries.
The case evaluation is free of charge, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our office. We represent cases in both the west and east valleys.