Dog Bite Injury Attorney in Tucson, AZ
Arizona law does not tolerate unruly dogs, or irresponsible dog owners. Every year, about 16 victims of dog bites die across the U.S. Children five to nine years old suffer the most injuries. There is no “one free bite” in Arizona. An owner is responsible for a dog’s attack, regardless of the dog’s propensity for aggression.
Fortunately, Arizona law protects victims of dog bites. If you are a dog owner, you must keep your pet leashed when outside the house, and properly restrained in the yard, either with fencing in good condition or on a chain. All gates must be properly secured, as well as the house.
The Hameroff Law Firm, P.C. in Tucson, Arizona, has more than 25 years of experience in personal injury law, including car accidents and dog bites. If you are a victim of an animal attack, Contact at email@example.com a skilled lawyer for a confidential consultation. We can explain the responsibilities of the dog owner, including premises liability, and are glad to answer your questions about compensation for dog bites for southern Arizona clients.
Suffering Serious Injury from Dog Bites
Our attorneys have helped many clients pursue compensation for dog bite injuries, (including one settlement for $300,000) such as:
- Scarring and disfigurement requiring plastic surgery
- Facial lacerations, including puncture wounds and tears
- Torn eyelids
- Psychological trauma requiring counseling
At The Hameroff Law Firm, P.C., we typically pursue money damages from the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance policy. By law a dog must be restrained, and the property marked with a sign warning of dogs. Depending on the nature of your injuries, you may receive compensation for medical bills, including plastic surgery and rehabilitation, and counseling.
Protect Yourself by Understanding Dog Behavior
It’s important to teach your children the basics of approaching and petting dogs.
- Ask the owner’s permission to touch the dog, as some are very protective of their owners and may see your child as a threat
- Do not approach a dog who does not know you or your child
- Avoid eye contact, as a dog may see this as challenging behavior
- Never kiss a dog, as serious injuries to the mouth and lips may result
- If you are a dog owner, teach your dog good manners by taking it to obedience training
Call The Hameroff Law Firm, P.C. in Tucson at 520.792.4700 or 1.888.792.4700 today to discuss your rights to compensation for dog bites. You also can email us firstname.lastname@example.org now with questions about restrained dog liability or to schedule an appointment.
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