Dog bites can lead to serious injuries and are more common than you might think. The National Institute of Health noted that between 2005-2013 there were an average of 337,103 emergency department visits each year. Hospital admission from dog bites during this time was 1.7%, which means that nearly 6,000 people each year are admitted into hospitals from dog bites, and this can lead to significant costs.
If you have been injured by a dog bite, you could be entitled to compensation to cover the costs and damages associated with your injury. These include not only your short- and long-term medical bills, but also compensation for any lost wages during your recovery, and any negative impact your injuries might have on your ability to work and support your family. Determining when a dog owner is liable for your damages and then accurately measuring them can be difficult while trying to recover from your injury.
To support the highest possible compensation, and to take the stress of your claim out of your day-to-day life, consider working with a Surprise dog bite attorney from The Law Offices of John Phebus. Our attorneys have years of experience helping injured clients collect the compensation they deserve, and when we take your case, we handle everything from start to finish. Read on to learn more about Arizona dog bite injuries, and connect with us at the number below for your free consultation.
Arizona Dog Bite Statute Determines the Outcome of Your Case or Claim
To collect compensation for the damages associated with your dog bite injury, you’ll need to prove the owner is liable based upon Arizona law. Once liability is determined, then it is time to measure your damages, which your Surprise dog bite attorney can help with as we’ll discuss below.
Under Arizona’s dog bite statute, a dog owner is liable for a bite if:
The person who was bitten was in a public place
The injured person was lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog
Basically what this means is that if a dog bites you when you are in a public place, or on private property that you have been invited onto, then you will be entitled to compensation for the damages associated with your dog bite injury. The law makes no mention of leashes, and depending upon the facts and circumstances of your case you will generally still be able to collect damages when the dog that bit you was leashed.
Connect with a Surprise Dog Bite Attorney to Discuss Your Case
To consider options with an experienced attorney, schedule a free consultation or call (623) 847-7117 to connect with The Law Offices of John Phebus. Through your risk-free consultation, we’ll collect information and determine if your case is a fit with our firm. If we take your case, you’ll have complete support throughout the entire process, and we only get paid if we win.