A dog bite injury can be painful, frightening, and physically and emotionally scarring for a victim. At MDK Law Group, we are dedicated to helping clients who have been bitten or attacked by dogs in Glendale, Arizona. We understand how dramatically these events can impact survivors and their families. Our Arizona dog bite attorneys can pursue financial compensation on your behalf by helping you bring a legal claim against the pet owner or another party. Learn more today by calling our local office at (623) 225-5635 for a free case review.
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- Our team of Phoenix personal injury attorneys are available 24/7. You will have a direct line to the attorney working for you.
- We bring decades of experience and insurance expertise to each case that we handle.
- MDK Law Group sets high standards – we are the law firm that other attorneys hire.
- We offer trilingual services.
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Common Injuries From Dog Attacks
A violent dog attack, or even a single bite, can cause serious injuries – especially if the victim is a vulnerable child or senior citizen. A dog’s teeth and claws can be devastating. Many dog bite injuries leave permanent scarring or disfigurement, while others, tragically, are fatal. Common injuries associated with dog attacks include:
- Cuts and scrapes
- Deeper lacerations
- Puncture wounds
- Soft-tissue injuries
- Crush injuries
- Cracked and broken bones
- Hand and finger injuries
- Facial and eye injuries
- Permanent injuries
Dog bite injuries can also cause health complications while the victim tries to heal, such as animal-borne diseases or infections. In addition, many dog attack survivors report lingering emotional and psychological issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and a new phobia of dogs.
Arizona Dog Bite Law
Arizona uses a strict liability law on dog bite injury claims. Strict liability means that someone can be found liable, or financially responsible, for an accident or injury even if they were not negligent. Arizona Revised Statutes Section 11-1025 states that a dog owner is strictly liable for injuries inflicted by his or her dog, regardless of fault on the part of the owner. The strict liability law is different from states that use a one-bite rule.
In one-bite states, dogs essentially get one “free” bite; a pet owner will only be held liable if the dog had previously bitten someone before or given the owner another reason to suspect the dog’s viciousness yet done nothing to prevent a subsequent attack. In Arizona, however, a pet owner is responsible for a dog bite injury even if he or she had no reason to suspect the animal’s propensity for violence.
The owner or controller of a dog is financially responsible for an attack, in most cases. A pet owner’s homeowners insurance company should pay for this type of claim. However, a landlord could also be held accountable if it knew that an animal was vicious but allowed it to remain on the property.
How Can a Glendale Dog Bite Lawyer Help?
Working with an experienced Glendale dog bite lawyer can give you an edge during negotiations with a pet owner’s insurance company. If you are unrepresented, this increases the odds of an insurance company trying to take advantage of you. With a lawyer by your side, however, an insurance company will take you seriously and treat you fairly. A Glendale dog bite lawyer can benefit you in multiple ways including:
- Navigating Arizona’s dog bite laws
- Finding evidence of the pet owner’s liability (if necessary)
- Hiring experts to strengthen your claim
- Taking your case to trial if the insurance company refuses to offer an adequate amount
Request a Free Consultation With a Glendale Dog Bite Lawyer
If you or a loved one suffered a dog bite injury in Glendale, Arizona, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Discuss your case with the dog bite attorneys at MDK Law Group for more information. Our Glendale personal injury lawyers are committed to helping clients recover from devastating dog attacks. Call our local office at (623) 225-5635 or contact us online today for your free case consultation.