Help for Dog Bite Injuries
Dogs are very popular pets not only in Phoenix, but throughout the United States. Most of the dogs that are raised in households are very safe and would not be considered any kind of a threat. Unfortunately, there are some dogs that naturally gravitate towards biting or injuring when they are not physically restrained. When dogs like these are let loose in a neighborhood, a home, or similar situation, they pose a dangerous threat. Children and adults who are in the vicinity of easily aggravated dogs are at risk for serious injury.
According to the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs every year. The unfortunate truth of the matter is that the largest percentages of people who have incurred dog bite injuries are children and juveniles. Arizona law says that most dog bite attacks are "strict liability" cases. What this means is that if a dog bites you, the owner is liable—period. You do not need to provide proof of
negligence on the owner's behalf. The only exception to this rule is when the victim of the dog bite provoked the dog. If you or someone you care about has been injured by a dog bite, a Phoenix personal injury lawyer at our firm knows the appropriate steps that must be taken to recover compensation.
Why do I need a lawyer for my dog bite?
Sometimes, people wonder why they need an attorney if they've been badly injured by a dog bite. This is a legitimate question to ask, especially if you have never filed a claim with an insurance company before. Usually compensation is recovered from the dog owner's homeowner's insurance. The compensation for dog bite injuries depends on many different factors and circumstances, and recovering the full compensation available may be difficult without the assistance of a legal professional. For example, if you are able to prove that the dog owner had knowledge that the dog might attack, or that it had previously attacked, this is something that would act in your favor.
Dog attacks can be very shocking and can cause someone extreme pain for an extended period of time. In addition to physical pain, a victim may be dealing with emotional trauma, the possibility of permanent scarring, and the possibility of physical therapy. Here at Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., we have helped numerous victims of dog bite injuries obtain the compensation they need to fully recover from their injuries. Our dedicated Phoenix personal injury lawyers are trained in using all of the facts of your dog attack to obtain the largest compensation possible for your claim, so call us today.