According to recent statistics, over 4.5 million people are victims of dog bites annually. The bites can cause excruciating pain and infections. Although Arizona is one of the most pet-friendly jurisdictions in the United States, there were over 30,000 emergency cases and more than 2,000 in-patient cases due to dog bites between 2008 and 2012.
Of all of the potential personal injuries that a person may experience, dog bites may be taken the least seriously. We have a tendency to view dogs as lovable pets, and are reluctant to want to associate any blame on pets that we consider to be part of our family. But the unfortunate fact is
It can happen when you least expect it. One moment you’re talking to your neighbor, and the next you’re in excruciating pain from a vicious dog bite. While dogs are great companions, they are also unpredictable and are walking liabilities. All dog owners, including your friends and neighbors, have a responsibility to keep their pets
A dog is a man’s best friend, or so they say. According to statistics from the CDC, more than four million dog bites occur each year in the United States. Of those four million dog bites, approximately 800,000 dog bites require medical care. These statistics mean that every year one out of every 69 people
There are many legal statutes in Arizona that cover dog bite injuries in Phoenix. It is recognized as a strict liability state regarding dog bites. This means a dog’s owner will be held liable for damages and injuries resulting from any attacks on people by their dog. It does not matter if the dog’s owner
Last week, we reviewed situations affecting a pet owner’s liability for bite wounds inflicted by his dog. But what about injuries caused by police a dog? In a recent Arizona case, a man driving a stolen car fled the police before suddenly stopping and fleeing the scene. He jumped a couple of fence lines and
In Arizona, the dog bite law is a strict liability law. This means that even if a dog has no prior history of biting and/or the owner has no knowledge of the dog’s history of aggression, the owner is still liable for any injuries caused by the dog regardless of where the attack occurred. Let’s