Phoenix Dog Bite Lawyer
A dog bite can be a traumatic experience, particularly for children who are more susceptible to this type of injury. Dog bites can lead to scarring, infection, fractures, puncture wounds and even rabies. As a result of a dog bite injury, a victim can be eligible for compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, counseling, property damage and more. There is limited time in which to file a dog bite injury claim, so it is vital you contact an experienced personal injury attorney from Witson Law as soon as possible.
Liability in Dog Bite Claims
Arizona law imposes strict liability on the owner of a dog that bites a victim. Also, any person that was responsible for the dog at the time of the bite can also be held liable for damages to the victim. An example of this would be if someone took a friend’s dog for a walk, and the dog bit and injured another person. Then, both the owner and the person caring for the dog at the time of the injury could be held liable for the victim’s damages.
If you were injured by a dog bite, there are several steps you should take in order to help your claim.
- Get medical attention, and keep track of your medical expenses and treatments.
- Get the name, address and telephone number of the person who owns and/or the person responsible for the dog at the time of the attack, as well as everyone who witnessed the attack.
- Photograph the wounds.
- Don’t sign anything or accept a settlement until you have had the chance to discuss your matter with an experienced dog bite injury attorney.
If you’re filing your claim under strict liability, there is a one-year statute of limitations. If you decide to file a negligence claim, you have two years. It is in your best interests to contact a dog bite injury attorney as soon as possible in order to ensure your rights are protected and that you can get the compensation you deserve.
Phoenix Dog Bite Injury Attorney
Witson Law offers free personal injury consultations to answer questions about your dog bite injury case and to discuss your legal options. During your initial consultation, we will take whatever time is necessary to listen to you and the facts about the dog bite incident at no charge to you. At Witson Law, all of our personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no out of pocket expenses and only need to pay us if we win your case. Schedule your free consultation with a Phoenix dog bite lawyer – (602) 358-8686.