Arizona Animal Attack Injury Attorneys
The most common dog injuries are those caused by dogs attacking small children or by unleashed dogs colliding with elderly persons. Victims of dog attacks often suffer permanent scarring which may require plastic surgery to hide or remove the scarring. In addition to the physical scarring, the emotional scarring can last forever. We will help you find a plastic surgeon or psychologist that will wait for payment.
We will also fight for you in court. Under Arizona law, dog owners are strictly liable for any damages caused by their dogs, regardless of whether the dog was previously known to be vicious. Thus, while other states allow one free bite for first time dog offenders, Arizona is different. In Arizona, one bite is one too many. The dog's owner is strictly liable if the bite occurred in public or if it occurred in the owner's private property and the bitten individual was lawfully in the owner's property.
Sometimes, dogs cause personal injury or other property damage while at large. A dog is at large if it is not confined by an enclosure and is not leashed. Common examples of harm that at large dogs can cause include at large dogs colliding with elderly individuals and causing broken hips or dogs running into the street and causing vehicular accidents.
The Statutes of Limitation for these claims are one year, so you must act quickly. Most homeowners' policies will pay for the injuries the dog caused.
We offer a free initial consultation for dog bite victims. Call 480-305-5236 or contact the Phoenix Dog Bite Attorneys of Cruz & Associates online to schedule your free consultation.