According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the United States has 500,000 to 800,000 recorded dog bite incidents that require medical attention every year, with approximately 15-to-20 people losing their lives as a result. Dog breeds considered to be the most dangerous include: Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, Huskies, German Shepherds, and Chows.
While dog bite laws around the country tend to vary by state, Arizona is among those that implements and supports strict statutory liability for dog bite incidents. What this means is that the state has stringent laws in place to protect other people from being victimized by dogs of irresponsible pet owners.
Unlike states with “one bite laws,” there are no free bites for dogs in areas where strict liability laws are imposed. The first time their dog bites someone else, the dog owner will be held responsible and is subject to legal action.
As dog bite laws differ according to the location of the attack, so does the legal rights of dog bite victims. The “dog bite statute” in Arizona, however, affords victims around the state the right to recover proper compensation from the dog owner for their injuries.
Arizona’s dog bite laws hold the dog owner or the responsible party legally liable for the suffering and injuries of the attacked. As such, the victim may file for a legal claim and is entitled to recover for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage (if any). The compensation may be recovered from the following parties:
In order to successfully recover compensation for a dog bite injury, the victim must prove to the court that the owner is at fault. The pursuant must also establish that the injured did not provoke the dog or was not – in any way – partially responsible for the attack.
If you have been attacked or injured by another person’s dog, and it wasn’t your fault, AA Injury Lawyers can help! Our experienced personal injury lawyers have handled numerous dog bite cases in the state of Arizona.
We can represent you in court and ensure that you receive full compensation to cover losses, pain and suffering, and even punitive damage. We have successfully recovered for many dog bite victims over the years, and we can do the same for you!
At AA Injury Lawyers, we think of our clients like family; that’s why we never charge unless we win your case. Consultations are also absolutely free!
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