In some states, dog owners are given a “one bite free” pass under the law. This means that they are basically let off the hook the first time their dog bites someone. Arizona is not one of these states. So no matter if it’s the first time, or the third time, the owner is not allowed to avoid liability in the cases of dog bites.
These Arizona dog bite laws are simply designed to protect people. They help to ensure that dogs are kept on leashes and in safe places so not as to harm innocent people. And for those who have been bitten by a dog, it’s important for them to know that they do have the right to file a claim, even if that dog never bit anyone in the past. However, in order to file a claim, dog bite victims need to act quickly to meet the law’s statute of limitations involving dog bites. If they don’t file a claim within the set period, then they will lose their right to file a claim at all.
Therefore, if you have been injured by a dog bite in Phoenix, it’s important to consult with an attorney immediately. At Breyer Law Offices, we are experienced Phoenix dog bite attorneys and can give you honest answers and guidance, as well as educate you about all of your legal options, so you can make the best decision for you and your family.