Dog Bites Attorney
Our Phoenix Personal Injury & Premises Liability Lawyers Serve all
Did you know that roughly 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year?
Or, that 885,000 people experience dog bites so severe that they require
medical treatment every year? These statistics from The National Center
for Disease Control, show that Americans are significantly impacted by
dog bites each and every day.
At the Rafi Law Group, PLLC, our skilled attorneys have experience handling
dog bite cases. We have guided numerous clients to successful settlements
personal injury or
premises liability claims related to dog bite injuries.
If you have been bitten by a dog, you should consult with an attorney to
discuss your available legal options. However before you do, there are
a few things you can do to improve your legal defense. If you have suffered
a dog bite injury, you should:
Get Medical Assistance: Even for small, seemingly minor injuries. Dog bites have the potential
to transmit viruses, bacteria, and rabies.
Report the Attack: A police report can be essential evidence if your case goes to court.
When you call, refer to the bite as an attack, they are the same thing
according the law.
Contact Animal Control: Animal control officers can validate a police report and issue fines or
citations. They can also order rabies tests and force the owner to confine,
leash, or muzzle the dog.
Document Everything: Get the name, address, and insurance information of the dog’s owner.
You should also try to get the same information for any landlords or property
owners that can be held liable for your injuries. Clear photos of your
injury, bite marks, the dog, and the area where the incident occurred
can come in handy if your case goes to court. However, only take pictures
if the environment is safe.
Speak with Our Attorneys Today
Our law firm is dedicated to meeting your legal needs, and can provide
informative services from start to finish. If you have suffered a dog
bite, we can help you pursue compensation for you injuries. Our lawyers
have extensive experience representing clients in Arizona’s courts.
Call (623) 300-1151 to get started on your free case evaluation today.