Dog bite injuries can impact every facet of life. Serious dog bite injuries often result in huge medical and hospital bills, lost wages, disability and untold misery. If you were bitten by someone else’s dog, you need not have to pay for these losses out of your pocket.
No Negligence is Necessary.
In Arizona, it is not necessary to prove that the owner of the dog that bit you was negligent. You only need to prove that you were legally on public or private property at the time of the bite.
So, if for example, you are bitten by a dog while walking down the street, or in a park or parking lot, or while lawfully visiting a private residence, the dog owner is strictly liable to pay you for any damages caused by the bite. Under Arizona’s strict liability laws, the bite victim does not need to prove that the dog was known to be violent or vicious.
The strict liability law applies to the dog owner, but not necessarily to a person responsible for the dog, unless at the time of the biting incident the dog was at large. To learn more about “at large” dog bites, click here….
Special Exception for Police or Military Dogs
This strict liability law does not apply to cases where a person was bitten by a police or military dog while the dog was engaged in certain official activities.
Immediate Investigation is Critical.
After any dog bite involving serious injury, Call Cluff Injury Lawyers. Following any serious dog bite incident, gathering all the facts and evidence related to the incident is required as soon as possible. Any witnesses must also be interviewed. Any reports prepared by local, state or federal investigators must be reviewed. Any important physical evidence from the scene of the incident, must be identified, documented with photos and/or videos and carefully preserved.
Let Cluff Get Tuff, for You!
Insurance companies representing the owners of dogs who bite like to treat accident victims like a number. At Cluff Injury Lawyers we say, “Let’s make it a BIG NUMBER!” Our Dog Bite Team at Cluff Injury Lawyers will perform an extensive incident investigation. At Cluff Injury Lawyers, we represent people injured by dog bites. We relentlessly pursue your claim to get you the answers you need and the maximum compensation you deserve.