Phoenix Dog Bite Attorney
Our Phoenix Personal Injury & Premises Liability Lawyers Serve all of Arizona
Did you know that about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every 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, our skilled attorneys have experience handling dog bite cases. We have guided numerous clients to successful settlements for their 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 if the injury seems small and minor. Dog bites have the potential to transmit bacteria, viruses, and rabies.
- Report it: A police report can be essential evidence if your case goes to court. When you call, make sure you say that you were "attacked." The law considers dog bites and attacks to be the same thing.
- Contact Animal Control: Animal control officers can validate a police report and the dog's owner may be fined or cited. They can also order rabies tests and require the owner to keep the dog confined, on a leash, or muzzled.
- Document Everything: Get the dog's owner's name, address, and insurance information. 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) 207-1555 to get started on your free case evaluation today.