The last thing anybody ever expects is that they will be bitten and injured by a dog. However, these injuries can be particularly devastating and cost victims enormous amounts of money. At The Law Offices of John Phebus, our Buckeye dog bite injury attorneys pledge to thoroughly investigate your case and work to secure any compensation you are entitled to.
Why Choose the Law Offices of John Phebus?
Handling the aftermath of a dog bite injury often requires help from an experienced personal injury attorney. At The Law Offices of John Phebus, you can count on our help.
- You will have access to your attorney when you call our office with any questions or concerns about your case.
- We have more than 20 years of combined experience handling dog bite cases in the Buckeye area.
- We will only collect legal fees from you after we secure the compensation you deserve.
Recover compensation for your dog bite injuries, contact our law firm by filling our online contact form or call us at (623) 847-7117. We represent clients in Buckeye, Phoenix, Surprise and throughout Arizona.
Why is Hiring an Attorney Beneficial for Dog Bite Cases?
Even though a dog’s owner is generally liable for injuries caused by a dog bite, that does not mean it will be easy to secure compensation. These cases often require assistance from a Buckeye personal injury attorney to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident. Your dog bite lawyer will:
- Obtain any surveillance related to the case
- Speak to any eyewitnesses to the incident
- Ensure a medical professional assesses the full extent of your injuries
After conducting an investigation, your attorney will be responsible for negotiating with all parties involved to obtain a fair settlement on your behalf.
Dog Bites Can Cause Devastating Injuries
Nobody expects that they will be injured by a dog bite, but these incidents happen all the time. There are approximately 4.5 million people bitten by dogs each year in the US, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as one out of every five dog bite victims has to seek medical attention.
According to A.R.S. § 11-1025, Arizona is a “strict liability” dog bite state. This means that dog owners can be held liable for any injuries and damages their dog causes. The victim does not have to prove that the dog owner’s negligence caused the bite. The owner can be held liable even if this is the first time the dog has bitten someone.
However, the owner is only responsible for injures caused by the bite, not for other injuries a dog may cause (such as knocking someone over and causing a broken bone). Securing compensation for other injures will require proving owner negligence, something that your Buckeye dog bite injury lawyer will help with.
In Arizona, a dog bite victim must take action against the dog owner within one year from the date the incident occurs.
We are Ready to Help You – Call Us Today
If you or somebody you love has been injured due to a dog bite, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. You could be entitled to compensation, and the team at The Law Offices of John Phebus is dedicated to helping you. We will work to recover the following on your behalf:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Any income you lost if you miss work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Possible punitive damages in cases of gross negligence by the dog’s owner