When most people suffer dog bites, it is generally not from a dog they do not know. Instead, most come from dogs that belong to friends or neighbors. Unfortunately, the injuries that follow can be devastating. Ranging from severe muscle and ligament damage in hands and arms to severe disfigurement in cases that involve children, it is imperative the dog’s owner be held accountable for what they allowed to take place. If you or a loved one suffered a dog bite, hire a personal injury attorney immediately.
No Free Bites
Contrary to what many people believe, Arizona does not have a “one bite” rule. Thus, even if a dog has never exhibited any signs of aggression and has never bitten anyone in the past, this does not give the dog’s owner a free pass when it comes to liability. Instead, because Arizona has strict liability laws in these cases, the dog’s owner is responsible for the injuries caused by their dog.
Gaining Compensation for Dog Bite Injuries
When you or a loved one have been injured from a dog bite, medical expenses will accumulate very fast. Between the numerous surgeries and extended period of physical therapy, medical costs will soar. In addition, you may find yourself out of work for weeks or perhaps months, leading to thousands of dollars in lost income. All of this, combined with the pain and suffering and likely psychological counseling that you or your loved one will need to overcome the traumatic event, means you need a lawyer on your side who has a reputation for getting excellent results for their clients.
Now that you are sitting at home or perhaps in your hospital room trying to make sense of what happened, it is time to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can listen to you and provide legal options regarding compensation. By picking up the phone today and scheduling a consultation with us here at Gary Phillips Accident Law, you will be one step closer to holding the dog’s owner accountable and gaining the compensation needed for your medical bills and lost income.