Phoenix Dog Bite Injury Lawyer
Dog bite injuries can easily escalate to the level of catastrophic. When a dog attacks, its teeth and claws can cause injuries such as serious puncture wounds and lacerations. Usually, the most severely injured victims are young children and the elderly. If you or a loved one recently suffered serious injuries in a dog attack in Arizona, contact the Phoenix dog bite injury lawyers at Gallagher & Kennedy for assistance. We will listen to your story and tailor a legal strategy for your case with your unique goals in mind. Whether the person bitten was attacked in a public place or on private property, they could be eligible for compensation from the dog owner or another party.
What Makes Our Arizona Law Firm Unique?
- We give each client the personal attention of a smaller boutique firm, but as the sixth-largest law firm in the state, we also have all the resources of a larger firm.
- We dedicate immense time and energy to each case to ensure the best possible results. Our track record contests to our more than $500 million won in positive client outcomes.
- We address the common concern of the cost of an experienced legal team by offering our services primarily on a contingency fee basis. You will only pay if we win.
How a Phoenix Dog Bite Lawyer Can Help
You might think you can handle your dog bite injury claim alone…until the dog’s owner gives you false information or refuses to take financial responsibility for his or her pet. If you suffered serious, life-changing injuries such as scarring, disfigurement, temporary disabilities or psychological and emotional trauma, give your case its best chance of success by hiring a Phoenix injury attorney. A dog attack lawyer from Gallagher & Kennedy can stand by your family every step of the way, from filing the personal injury claim against the defendant to the conclusion of your case.
We Can Protect Your Rights Under Arizona’s Dog Bite Laws
How the courts deal with dog bite claims varies from state to state. Understanding the basic dog bite laws in Arizona could help you know when you should contact a Phoenix dog bite lawyer from Gallagher & Kennedy for assistance. Adhering to your statute of limitations on filing a claim, for example, is an important responsibility that could determine the fate of your case.
- Arizona Revised Statutes § 11-1025 imposes strict liability on dog owners in the state. The owner of the dog that bit you will be responsible for compensating you for your damages even if the owner had no reason to suspect the vicious propensities of the dog.
- The dog’s owner will owe you compensation for your losses as long as you were not trespassing at the time of the incident, provoking the dog or if the dog was performing official military or police work.
- You will have two years from the date of your dog bite injury to file a civil lawsuit against the pet owner and/or another defendant. If you fail to file a claim before the statute of limitations passes, you will most likely give up the right to compensation.
Our dog bite attorneys have a deep understanding and strong grasp of Arizona law regarding dog bite claims. We can help dog bite victims combat common defenses to dog bite injury claims, such as provocation of the attack or comparative fault, to maximize your potential for financial recovery. Gallagher & Kennedy’s experienced attorneys can walk you through every phase of the insurance claim or litigation process in Arizona.
Consult With a Dog Bite Injury Attorney Today
It is normal to feel unsure about the claims process after suffering a major dog bite injury in Arizona. Our lawyers can help you navigate the dog bite lawsuit process without adding to your financial burden. For $0 upfront, we can go up against a dog owner, property owner or another party on your behalf. We may be able to recover compensation to cover your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other related damages. We could also fight for recovery after a loved one’s wrongful death. In the event of an animal attack, talk to a Phoenix dog bite attorney today at (602) 530-8400.