Pet owners are responsible for keeping their dogs in check. If an aggressive dog has injured you, contact a Phoenix dog bite attorney with the Law Offices of Michael Cordova for help filing an injury claim.
Most Americans have a special affinity for man’s best friend, but sometimes dogs aren’t as cute and cuddly as the Internet would have you believe. Many dogs can become aggressive or protective and attack people without provocation. If you’ve been attacked or bitten by a dog in Phoenix, you have a right to hold the dog’s owner accountable.
Filing a dog injury claim may seem complicated, but the process can be made easier by working with a Phoenix dog bite lawyer at our firm. Your attorney will help you to prove negligence on the part of the dog’s owner and prove the injuries and damages you suffered. You can be financially reimbursed for the injuries and losses you’ve experienced because of a dog attack.
A dog can injure a person in two main ways: dog bites and dog attacks. There are two laws that deal with these types of injuries. Arizona has a dog bite law relating to dog bites only. This law asserts that a dog owner is strictly liable for any bite injuries that have occurred when the injured party was in a public place or lawfully in a private place.
If a dog injures you in a manner other than a dog bite, Arizona’s negligence law would apply to your case. For instance, if a dog jumps on you and knocks you down, you can sue under the negligence law for any injury you sustained, like a head injury.
It’s important for you to file your injury case as soon as possible, no matter whether you were bitten or suffered another type of injury caused by a dangerous dog, as you have only two years in Arizona to file your claim. Your Phoenix dog injury lawyer will know all the laws related to your dog injury accident case and can help you prove your case against the dog’s owner.
After a dog has injured you, you probably don’t know what steps you need to take in order to receive the justice you know you deserve. Most people understand that they can file an injury claim when someone else’s actions have caused them harm, but the process is not something you will likely know much about.
Your Phoenix dog attack lawyer knows this process from start to finish, and they can help you to file your claim and work to get the settlement you need.
First, your lawyer will investigate the dog bite or attack and gather needed evidence to prove fault. Then they will assist you in calculating the damages the dog attack has caused you to suffer. Next, they will put together your claim paperwork. Finally, they will work with the at-fault party’s insurance company to get you a settlement. Should the insurance company be unwilling to pay you fairly, your lawyer can even take your case to court in Phoenix.
Dog attack victims often suffer greatly, as you probably already know. You could be dealing with painful injuries, and the healing process can be lengthy. Your injuries could even be permanent or leave you with scars and disfigurement. You may have missed time from work due to your injury, and you’re likely suffering from mental distress due to the dog attack.
Your Phoenix dog injury attorney will do everything necessary to increase the likelihood of a successful case outcome for you. When our firm takes on a case, we fight with everything we have to see that our client receives justice. Below, here is a list of damages common in dog attack claims in Phoenix.
Dog owners have a duty to restrain their animals, and if they’ve failed to do so, you can seek damages against them. Dangerous dogs can cause serious injuries for the victims. You could have suffered broken bones, scarring, disfigurement, tissue and nerve damage, trauma from the accident, and more.
You’re owed justice and compensation for what an irresponsible pet owner has put you through. Reach out to a Phoenix dog bite lawyer with the Law Offices of Michael Cordova today. Call 602-265-6700 or send in the contact form located at the bottom of this page to receive a free case review.