One of the most frightening experiences for a child or adult can be facing an angry or hostile dog. Whether it’s a scared neighborhood pooch, or a lost puppy wandering around Steele Indian School Dog Park, canine’s can cause serious damage if they choose to attack. Two girls found out the hard way in Flagstaff recently when they were attacked by a pair of dogs after volunteering to help clean up equipment at a baseball field. The dogs’ owner fled the scene, shirking responsibility for her actions.
Owning a dog comes with certain responsibilities. Other than feeding it, giving it water, and walking it for exercise, a dog’s owner must ensure that it’s not a danger to society or those around it. If they cannot provide this assurance, they must keep it in a fenced area on their own property so that it cannot harm anyone. The owner is also responsible for providing an enclosure that is free of holes and that will keep the dog from escaping from the property.
But what happens if the dog escapes and causes trouble in town? You certainly can’t blame the dog, can you? That’s right, it’s difficult to place blame on an animal that can’t read the Phoenix laws on dog safety. Instead, in the event of an injury caused by a dog, the owner assumes liability.
So if you or a loved one has been bitten or injured in any other way by a dog, don’t worry – it’s not your fault! Track down the owner, call the offices of Michael Cordova and let us work on what we do best. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can expeditiously work on your case to ensure that you receive compensation for the damages caused by the aggressive canine.
This doesn’t mean you can act like the children in “the Sandlot”, though. If you’ve ever seen that classic movie, you’ve witnessed a bunch of foolish kids angering a giant dog by lobbing baseballs into its yard. If you’ve been intentionally hitting dogs with baseballs or other objects, or crawling around the neighbor’s yard trying to avoid his or her chained animal, you might be out of luck.
But if you were walking around South Mountain park, enjoying a beautiful sunset with friends or family, and were chased down and attacked by an angry dog, that’s a different story. That certainly wasn’t your fault, and we’re here to ensure that justice is served.
The first step you need to take is to monitor your wounds and make sure your life isn’t in danger. Next, call the offices of Michael Cordova. Even if you can’t track down the owner of the dogs, don’t worry. We will be here by your side every step of the way, and we will fight to find the person that’s liable and make them pay for their actions. Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Phoenix will work with you through this, and keep that dog away so you may hear its bark, but will never feel its bite.