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.

Arizona Dog Bite Cases

MMDAF awards_logo1Arizona 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.

Identifying Liability

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.

Arizona’s Dog Bite Statute Of Limitations

Tucson Metro Chamber awards_logo2Arizona 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.

How Zanes Law Can Assist You With Your South Tucson Dog Bite Case

ASLA awards_logo3The legal team at Zanes Law Injury Lawyers wants to make the legal process as easy as possible for you. We will manage your entire case, from A to Z.

Free Consultation

A free consultation allows us to get to know you and the details of your dog bite case. This will help us determine the best legal steps to take. Our team will even come to the hospital or your house while you are still recovering.

We will never charge you anything unless we collect compensation for your dog bite injury. Call us today for your free consultation at (866) 499-8989.

Build Your Case

It is important that we identify the owner’s responsibility. Our team will collect the necessary information to demonstrate their liability.

These are just a few pieces of evidence we can use to build your case:

  • Police reports
  • Witness statements
  • Medical records
  • Dog vaccination records
  • Images of the dog bite
  • Personal recollections of the dog bite

Determine Damages

Suffering a dog bite can put you in a difficult financial situation. Dog bites can lead to permanent scarring, nerve damage, head and neck injuries, eye lacerations, broken bones, infections, and rabies.

These injuries may require extensive medical care and time away from work to recover. We will include the following economic and non-economic costs when determining your damages:

  • Medical costs
  • Reconstructive surgery costs
  • Lost wages and work benefits
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Counseling services

If a dog bite injury led to the loss of a loved one, you may be eligible to recover compensation through a wrongful death claim. The costs you recover in a wrongful death case can assist you with funeral expenses as well as lost income and work benefits.

Navigate Your Legal Case

Navigating a dog bite injury can be overwhelming. In addition to the financial problems you may be facing, you may also experience emotional pains such as post-traumatic stress disorder after a dog bite. Additionally, you may struggle with choosing the best approach to take after a dog bite occurs on a family member’s or friend’s property.

The lawyers at Zanes Law understand the difficult situation that you are in and we will help you navigate your case in a way that works for you. We are ready to negotiate to get you the compensation that you deserve. We will also manage all communications on your behalf so you can focus on your recovery.

Our legal team will be here to help you navigate your case, every step of the way. Our goal is to make life easier after suffering a dog bite.

Get Help from a South Tucson Dog Bite Lawyer Today: (866) 499-8989

Doug Zanes

Doug Zanes, South Tucson Dog Bite Lawyer

Dog bites often come out of nowhere. One minute you are walking through the local park, enjoying the warm Arizona sunshine, and the next, you are dealing with medical care for a dog bite.

Our team of dog bite lawyers is ready to help you deal with the aftermath, fighting for the compensation you need to recover. Our team is dedicated to helping our clients in any way they need. Call for a free consultation anytime at (866) 499-8989.

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