PHOENIX DOG BITE LAWYER
We Are Your Phoenix Arizona Dog Bite Attorneys
If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, contact Animal Control and seek medical attention immediately. After you have assessed your situation, it is important to contact an experienced dog bite lawyer to aid in the investigation and documentation of your injury.
Here at Hastings and Hastings, we know how painful a dog bite injury can be. Not only are you physically injured, but you will also be dealing with the emotional damage caused by the event. If you have been bit or attacked by a dog, call Hastings and Hastings today. We will fight hard to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve!
In most cases, it is the owner of the dog who is responsible for compensating you. In Arizona, a dog bite is typically a strict liability situation. This means that the dog owner, with a few exceptions, is always liable for the damage their dog causes. The liability of the dog owner is usually paid through their renters or homeowners insurance.
It is important to understand that in the state of Arizona, there is a statute of limitations for dog bite cases. In most situations, you only have one year before that statue runs out, which is only half the time of a typical injury claim’s statute of limitations. This is why it is very important to contact our experienced dog bite lawyers at 480-706-1100 as soon as possible.
Phoenix Dog Bite Attorneys and Lawyers
It is important to note that in Arizona the statute of limitations for a dog bite case is one year. This is half the time of a typical injury claim’s statute of limitations. This means that you must document your injury as completely and thoroughly as possible before one year’s time from the date of the dog bite. This makes selecting an attorney essential, as you need to have someone who is familiar with dog-bite situations and how to document what may be a permanent injury as a result of someone else’s dog.
At Hastings & Hastings, you will meet with a licensed dog bite attorney, not a paralegal or “intake coordinator,” thus providing you with someone who completely understands your situation and can best pursue your legal remedies.
Common Causes of Dog Bite Cases
There are many different situations that could result in dog bite injuries. Below are a few of the most common situations. If you find yourself in one of them, it is important to seek legal help quickly.
Dog Is Not On A Leash
Many dog bites happen when the owner fails to leash aggressive pets. When a dog is not properly socialized, they can be aggressive, especially to strangers. Lots of people at dog parks have been attacked because the owner of the animal has failed to train them. Some areas have leash laws that require dogs to be on the leash at all times, even at dog parks.
Dog Is Not Properly Secured
If a dog is not secured properly they can get out and potentially harm someone. It is the dog owner’s responsibility to make sure their pet is safely secured at all times. This is even more important if the dog has been known to be aggressive.
Property Damage Resulting In Escape
When a dog is in a property owner’s yard there should be a fence keeping them in. But if that fence becomes damaged the dog may be able to get out and bite someone. It is always the responsibility of the dog owner to make sure that all fences are free of damage and strong enough to keep their pet inside.
Remember, at Hastings and Hastings you will ALWAYS meet with a licensed Arizona dog bite injury attorney for your FREE initial consultation. Only an experienced, licensed dog bite attorney can give you legal advice to help you navigate your case! This is one way other firms cut corners to increase THEIR bottom line. At Hastings and Hastings, for over 40 years we have been doing things the right way, not the easy way, all at a DISCOUNT FEE! Don’t settle for anything less. Contact The Discount Accident Lawyers® at Hastings and Hastings today.