Dog bite victim rights in Arizona – learn more about the law
Each year, 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those people bit by dogs, one in five injuries requires medical attention. That’s nearly 900,000 people requiring medical treatment for dog bite injuries.
Fortunately, Arizona has strict laws designed to protect the rights of people bitten by dogs. The same laws also grant rights to people if your dog bit someone. However, understand such laws can sometimes be complicated. That’s why you need an experienced Arizona dog bite attorney to help you understand dog bite victim rights.
You may be entitled to compensation after a dog bite
If you have been bitten by a dog in Arizona, dog bite victims can seek financial compensation if a dog bit them in a public place and on private property in most cases. Specifically, the law states, “The owner of a dog which bites a person when the person is in or on a public place or lawfully in or on a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, is liable for damages suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of its viciousness.”
Arizona dog’s bite laws might seem straightforward. But there are so many factors to consider in a dog bite case. At Israel & Gerity, PLLC, our attorneys have dedicated their careers to helping injury victims decode Arizona’s liability laws. We understand what’s legal or against the law. We then use this information to build a rock-solid case designed to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve.
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