Phoenix Dog Bite Lawyers
Children are often the victim of dog bite accidents, but adults can also suffer from seemingly minor bites or horrific attacks. Aggressive dogs, no matter their size, can cause significant injury to children and adults. You should seek immediate medical treatment if you have been bitten or attacked.
In some cases, dog bite victims may need psychological therapy to cope with the trauma of being attacked by an animal that they have perhaps learned to trust in the past.
Understanding Dog Bite Laws In Arizona And The Southwest States
The Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team is familiar with animal violence and dog bite laws in the Southwest. Arizona has strict liability laws that place responsibility for dog bites squarely on the animal’s owner. The law also provides provisions for collaring, registration and vaccination of dogs. Additionally, it arguably requires that owners of dangerous dogs and other animals must keep the animal in an enclosed yard or confined area with a visible sign posted to warn passersby of the animal’s vicious tendencies.
Our Phoenix-based dog bite lawyers understand the pain that dog bites and animal attacks can cause. Our team thoroughly investigates attacks and works to hold responsible animal owners accountable under the law.
A successful civil lawsuit allows victims to collect compensation for their injuries and recover to normal life as usual once injuries have healed. We pursue financial compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, therapy, rehabilitation and reconstructive surgery for damage and scarring caused by the attack as necessary. A civil lawsuit also acts as a deterrent to other dangerous animal owners who have not been following the law as they must.
Should You File A Lawsuit?
In some cases, an attack involves a dog that you know. It may belong to a friend or family member. This can create a very difficult situation as injured individuals and families debate whether to sue the dog owner for the money they need to cover medical bills.
We understand this conundrum and counsel our clients on this difficult decision as best as possible. Generally, the dog owner’s homeowners insurance will cover the claim, but that does not mean that compensation is automatic. Skilled legal representation can help maximize the recovery in any liability case.
Our No-Fee Promise
- We offer free initial consultations in all cases.
- We fully finance all costs of litigation with no upfront fees.
- We do not get paid unless we obtain a favorable verdict or settlement.
Contact Our Phoenix And Mesa Dog Attack Lawyers
We only work in your best interests, and we let you make the final decisions. Schedule a consultation with an attorney by calling our firm at 602-ARIZONA (274-9662) or toll free at 800-ATEAM-LAW (283-2652).