Our Lawyer Helps Dog Bite Victims in Glendale Seek Justice
When you’ve been the victim of a dog bite, the consequences may haunt you for many years. The attack may have caused significant physical harm, but the emotional burden will linger long after injuries have healed. Some victims suffer tissue loss, scars, cellulitis, rabies or post-traumatic stress disorder. These injuries can permanently change the course of a person’s life. A dog bite attorney from Skeens & Anderson may help you focus on your recovery as you seek compensation for medical costs and other financial struggles related to the attack. In Arizona, you must file your case within two years of the bite. You must prove that your injuries were caused by the attack and show that the incident occurred when you were in a public place or lawfully in a private place. Turn to an attorney for help with these legal requirements.
The One-Bite Rule
Arizona has a strict liability law, also known as the one-bite rule, holding dog owners responsible even if the dog has never acted aggressively before. This means that a victim does not have to prove that the owners knew they had a vicious dog.
Common Injuries Suffered During Canine Attacks
People commonly suffer abrasions and lacerations, broken bones, and tissue loss due to dog bites. In some cases, the victim may suffer emotionally for many years following the attack. While you work with your doctor to recover physically, your lawyer may help you seek compensation for your injuries and suffering.
Contact Us in the Phoenix and Avondale Areas
Contact a lawyer at Skeens & Anderson in Glendale to learn more about the appropriate steps you might take after a dog attack. We also work with clients from Phoenix and Avondale. Contact us at 623-846-8416 for a consultation.