Dog bite injuries in Arizona can be severe. Find out how we can help
Arizona dog bite injuries can be very serious - and very expensive. In an instant, sometimes without warning, a dog attack can result in injuries that require immediate medical attention. In certain extreme cases, injuries from a dog bite can even result in death. In such cases, you may have grounds for a wrongful death case or lawsuit.
Before you make any serious decisions concerning a dog bite, contact us.
Dog bites are the second most common reason why children require emergency medical treatment. Each year, dogs bite more than 4.5 million people of all ages and more than half the victims are children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And each year, more than 885,000 people bitten by dogs seek medical attention.
The cost of such dog bites each year is staggering. CBS News reported that nearly $479 million in dog bite claims were paid by all insurance companies in 2011, according to statistics provided by the Insurance Information Institute.
Understand which breeds of dogs are most dangerous
Any dog is capable of attacking someone and injuring them. But certain dog breeds have been known to attack people more than other breeds. Which dog breeds bite the most? Statistically, pit bulls bite people the most, resulting in some of the most horrific injuries. Other dangerous dog breeds include Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Dobermans, Chow Chows, Boxers and Dalmatians.
If you have been bitten by a dog in Arizona, you have options. Dog bite victims' rights in Arizona allow people who have been bit by a dog to seek financial compensation if they have been bitten by a dog in all public places and on private property in most cases. If your dog bit someone, Arizona's laws hold you liable for the injuries, even if the injuries took place on your own property in certain cases.
Let a Phoenix dog bite lawyer assist you
Arizona dog bite laws are complicated. Knowing exactly what your rights are if you've been bitten by a dog or your dog has bitten someone else can be confusing. Before you make any serious decisions concerning a dog bite, contact Israel & Gerity, PLLC. Our Phoenix-based law firm has helped people dealing with a dog bite in Scottsdale, Mesa, Glendale, Chandler, Tucson and throughout Arizona.
No matter whether you're the victim or the owner of the vicious dog, an experienced Arizona dog bite lawyer at our firm can work with you to decide the best course of action. Contact us today. Call (888) 900-3667. We're ready to review the facts in your case and help you get your life back on track.
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