Phoenix Dog Bite Lawyers
Legal Representation for Victims of Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Dog attacks can cause devastating injuries in a matter of moments. Tragically, most victims never expect to be injured by an animal they see as a friend or loved one. Both children and adults alike can be severely harmed by a dog and can carry both physical and emotional scars for many years afterward.
Often, dog attacks are the result of careless owners who do not take the right steps to protect loved ones or strangers.
If you or your loved one has been harmed in a dog attack, do not hesitate to get in touch with the legal team at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. Phoenix personal injury lawyers Mark and Alexis Breyer have helped numerous victims cope with their injuries and recover as much as physically possible, all by holding at-fault parties responsible for the incident. Get in touch with us and learn more about what we can do to help you.
Who is Liable for My Dog Bite?
Arizona law (ARS-11-1025) states that dog owners are liable for any attacks and injuries caused by their pets. If you were bitten by a dog while in a public place or while lawfully on someone else's private property, you have the right to file a claim against the dog owner. Whether the dog attacked you on someone else's property, while being walked, or while it was roaming without its owner, the dog owner is the one responsible for the incident.
Additionally, you do not need to prove that the owner knew the dog was vicious or likely to attack before you were harmed. However, what you must prove is that you did not provoke the dog and cause the attack. Additionally, those who were attacked while trespassing illegally on someone else's property are not allowed to sue for damages.
After being attacked by a dog in Phoenix, you will need to collect evidence, such as eye witness accounts, medical evaluations, police reports, photos of the injuries, and anything else that shows that the dog harmed you and proves ownership of the animal.
What is the Cost of a Dog Attack?
While dogs are seen as "man's best friend," they are also extremely dangerous should they attack. Even small dogs can cause serious injuries because of their sharp teeth and claws. In the event that a large and aggressive dog attacks, the injuries suffered can be catastrophic.
Victims of dog attacks often suffer:
- Deep cuts and tears
- Muscle and tendon damage
- Broken bones
- Neck and spinal cord damage
- Blood loss
- Wound infections
Because of the violent nature of dog attacks, many victims can often suffer emotional and mental trauma, making recovery even more difficult.
How Do I Recover from a Dog Attack?
The first step in recovering from your injuries is to undergo an in-depth medical evaluation that determines the full extent of your injuries and what you should do to recover. In the event that you have suffered life-threatening injuries, you will likely have already undergone emergency medical care, surgery, and time in the hospital. However, staying in contact with your doctor will help keep track of your progress, determine if changes are needed in your recovery process, and if any complications may be endangering your health.
Medical procedures can cost thousands upon thousands of dollars and, when combined with being unable to work due to injuries, can quickly result in severe debt. By filing a claim against the owner of the dog who injured you, you may receive compensation that pays for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and whatever toll the injuries will continue to have in the future.
Speak with a Phoenix Dog Bite Attorney at The Husband and Wife Law Team
However, successfully pursuing compensation from the people responsible for your injuries can be a complex process with many pitfalls that could endanger your case. Finding the right injury attorney in Phoenix to represent you in your case is vital in gaining the compensation you need and deserve.
At the Breyer Law Offices, P.C., our team of Phoenix dog bite attorneys know the serious effects of being attacked and what it takes to physically and emotionally recover. Whether you or a loved one has been the victim of an animal attack, we can help you hold at-fault owners responsible so that you can receive the compensation you need to heal. To learn more, call us today at (602) 267-1280 and receive a free evaluation of your case and the next steps you should take.
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