Irresponsible and negligent dog ownership can lead to severe dog bite injuries. If you are dealing with a dog bite injury in the South Tucson, AZ area, you may be eligible for compensation.
A South Tucson dog bite lawyer at Zanes Law will help you navigate your case and collect the compensation that you need to deal with your dog bite injury.
Call us today for a free consultation at 866-499-8989.
For a free legal consultation with a dog bite lawyer serving South Tucson, call 866-499-8989
Arizona has very specific laws regarding dog bites. The state follows a strict liability law which means that the owner is responsible for the dog’s actions in almost any case. The state expects dog owners to properly handle their dogs, especially when in a public area.
Whether or not the dog’s owner is aware of the viciousness of a dog does not matter. The state expects the owner to take all reasonable action to prevent a dog bite from occurring.
To collect compensation for a dog bite injury in Arizona, we must identify the liable party(s). In order to determine liability, we need to establish that:
- The injury was, indeed, from a dog bite.
- The dog bite occurred on public or private property on which the injured party was legally allowed.
Failing to demonstrate these two important elements can make it difficult, if not impossible, to collect compensation. For example, if someone was trespassing at the time of a dog bite, they will likely not be eligible for compensation.
It is possible that additional parties’ may be liable when a dog bite occurs. For example, if a property owner is aware of a dangerous dog but does nothing to prevent the dog bite from occurring, they may be liable. Additionally, a dog walker must take the same reasonable actions an owner would to prevent a dog bite.
South Tucson Dog Bite Lawyer Near Me 866-499-8989
Arizona limits the time in which we can file a dog bite case. We must fill all dog bite claims within two years of the date of the bite. Failing to meet this time limit can make you ineligible to collect any compensation that you deserve.
Your recovery is the most important thing following a dog bite injury but keep in mind that it takes time to build your case. Some evidence, such as witness statements may be more difficult to collect if we wait too long. It is best to discuss your dog bite case with an injury lawyer as soon as possible. Call today for a free consultation:866-499-8989.