You’ve Been Injured
Due to a Dog Bite in Arizona.
- Obtain a copy of the dog owner’s insurance policy as soon as possible. This will normally be either a homeowner’s insurance policy or renter’s insurance policy. Dog owners are more likely to provide this information immediately after the incident. The more time that passes the more difficult it typically becomes to obtain this insurance information.
- Go to the emergency room if you are injured by a dog. Dog bites that break the skin can result in significant harm if not addressed properly.
- Decide whether or not you’d like to file a claim against the dog owner’s insurance company. Arizona’s Statue of Limitations for dog bites:
- One year to file a strict liability claim. This is when the owner of the dog that bit you is held responsible for the injuries sustained from the bite simply because he owned the dog.
- Two years to sue the dog owner for negligence. In order to recover on a negligence claim, the dog owner’s own negligence must have caused the dog to attack or bite. This is a much steeper burden to overcome than bringing a strict liability claim within the first year of the incident.
- After 2 years: a claim cannot be filed.
Do not hesitate to call our personal injury attorneys in Arizona for assistance on your dog bite claim. We will help you understand your options. We have offices all around Arizona to serve you in your city.
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