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Steps to Take After a Dog Bite: Seeking Medical Attention and Legal Advice

Representing Victims of Dog Attacks Throughout Northern Arizona

Being bitten by a dog can result in severe physical and emotional injuries. Besides scarring, including lacerations and puncture wounds, emotional trauma is often experienced, particularly by children. Both types of damages deserve compensation, often overlooked by claims adjusters when offering settlements to unrepresented victims of dog attacks.

Arizona Dog Bite Law: No Requirement for Vicious Propensities

Contrary to common belief, Arizona dog bite law does not require a dog to have shown vicious propensities before the attack. Most municipalities have ordinances prohibiting dogs from roaming freely without a leash, known as the “at-large” law.  Arizona state law mandates that dogs in public places must be physically restrained and confined by the owner or handler of the dog.

Crucial Information: Arizona Strict Liability Law For Dog Attacks

Arizona’s strict liability law (A.R.S. § 11-1120) holds dog owners immediately liable when their unleashed dog attacks and injures another or damages property. Victims have one year to file a lawsuit to protect their strict liability claim against the dog owner. The owner should pay medical bills and compensate for anxiety, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life resulting from the dog bite injuries.

Seeking Legal Advice After a Dog Bite

If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, do not to try to settle the claim alone. Contact MINGUS MOUNTAIN LAW GROUP, PLLC for a free consultation. We can help you secure the compensation you deserve for a better tomorrow.

 

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