As Phoenix dog bite attorneys we are concerned with the nature and frequency of dog bites. In fact, we are so concerned that we want to provide you with five dog bite prevention tips. Dog bite incidents are no longer just a problem for mail carriers or the occasional neighbor. They are now becoming a more serious problem. Whenever a child is near a German Shepard, Rottweiler, or bulldog, dog bite accidents are common and people are not paying enough attention to this terrible issue. This is why the Zanes Law Phoenix dog bite attorneys are focusing on cases that involve dog bites. If you have suffered a dog bite injury, please contact us for a free consultation. We will have the fight with the insurance company for you. Whether the best objective is a settlement or going straight to court, we will do anything to fight for our clients within the legal system. What’s more, we do not charge any fees unless we win our cases. Unlike a number of other law firms, we are not simply in the legal profession for the money. Our Phoenix dog bite attorneys fight for our clients because they believe in justice and the rights of dog bite victims. We care about the people who we represent.
When it comes to your dog bite case, you must obtain the dog owner’s insurance policy. Any homeowner or tenant of a rental property should have one. You or your attorney should obtain this information as soon as possible. If you allow time to pass, it will likely be harder to get. You should also go to the emergency room immediately after the incident. If the dog bite has broken the skin, it’s possible you’ve suffered a broken bone, and you also risk an infection setting in. Get your wound examined as soon as possible so that a medical professional can clean and treat it. Acting immediately is crucial. The longer you wait to get the dog owner’s insurance policy and to have a doctor look at your injuries, the more likely it is that your case could lose legitimacy.
You will also need to decide whether or not you would like to file a claim against the dog owner’s insurance company. Be aware of the statute of limitations in the State of Arizona regarding dog bites. Dog bite victims only have one year to file a strict liability claim. During this first year, the owner of the dog is held responsible for your injury simply because he or she owns the dog. In addition, you have two years years to file a lawsuit for negligence. However, this action poses more challenges than your liability claim because you have to prove in court that the dog owner’s negligence is what led to the dog’s attack. But the statute of limitations in Arizona only allows for two years to file a lawsuit for negligence. When this time expires, you completely forfeit all your rights. So do not wait to take action. While you have a year or two to accomplish these tasks, we at Zanes Law cannot stress enough how vital it is to file both a complaint and a lawsuit. The longer you wait, the more legal power the dog owner gains over you. We would hate to see you either not informed of your rights or acting too slowly to defend yourself in court.
Above all, you need to decide whether or not you need a dog bite attorney to represent you in Phoenix, Arizona. The fact is that dealing with a dog bite injury in the legal system is a complex matter. Investigating your ordeal is complicated enough in itself, let alone bringing it to court and filing any claims or lawsuits. The attorneys specializing in dog bite injuries here at Zanes Law promise to investigate all the claims related to your case. We will accurately represent all of the facts and evidence in court. Don’t lie down and allow the offending party or the justice system deny you fair compensation for your losses.
Again, the Phoenix dog bite attorneys at Zanes Law will do everything in their power to defend you. We will not allow our clients to remain victims, but will use the legal system to empower them to take a stand and fight back. In addition to the help we provide in the courtroom, we encourage our clients to be investigators and dig to the bottom of their cases so that they can be the best possible champions of justice.
After I was hit by a drunk driver last year, Zanes Law handled my case and my experience was a positive one. Even though the guy was never given a sobriety test (due to a lot of inconvenient and frustrating circumstances including police incompetence and other thinKayley Self Personal Injury
Good people to work with.Greg King Personal Injury
I never though of myself as a person that would ever file a lawsuit, but sometimes you have to do what you don't want to do to get what you need/deserve this was one of those times i didn't know a thing about the process they we very helpful in answering all of myNate Ash Showers Personal Injury
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