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Protecting Your Rights after an Arizona Dog Bite Accident

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on August 31, 2012

AZ Dog Attack Owney LiabilityAs experienced Arizona dog bite accident attorneys, we know that many victims do not understand their rights, or the limitations of their rights, when it comes to a serious dog bite injury. Although multiple statutes under Arizona law, including ARS 11-1020 and ARS 11-1025, provide dog bite victims with available recourse, victims must also be aware of the statute of limitations. According to state law, lawsuits regarding dog bite injuries, like all other accident injuries, must be filed within the state statute of limitations.

The state statute of limitations for strict liability is as little as one year. If it is a police dog, it can be as little as 180 days. Victims who are minors may have different statutes. We always recommend speaking to a lawyer about statute of limitations so you know your legal rights.

How to Avoid an Arizona Dog Bite Accident

While many Arizona dog bite accidents are unavoidable, even accidental provocation can result in injuries to unsuspecting victims. You can protect yourself and your children from being injured by a dog by keeping a few simple dog safety tips in mind.

  • Never approach a strange dog and be careful even when approaching dogs you do know.
  • If a strange dog approaches you do not pull away or run.
  • Avoid staring dogs directly in its eyes since this may be seen as a challenge.
  • If you’re thinking about petting a dog you don’t know, don’t.

Why Contact an Arizona Dog Bite Accident Attorney

If you are an Arizona dog bite victim, an experienced dog bite lawyer can answer your questions and provide you with the information you need to make a decision on how to proceed with your dog bite claim.

The Husband and Wife Law Team has handled many dog bite claims. We negotiate for a fair settlement that will cover the costs of medical care, lost wages, and other damages including emotional pain. If you suffered a dog bite and want the dog owner held responsible for your injuries, call the attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. now for a no-cost consultation.

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