An Arizona Public Service employee sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries when he was attacked by two dogs at a home on Thursday, September 2. According to an article in The Arizona Republic, the man was attempting to turn on the Anthem home’s electricity when an American bulldog and a boxer busted through the fence and attacked him. He sustained a laceration on his head and two to three bites on his arm from the Arizona dog attack.
A spokesman for the APS said that all employees are trained extensively on how to deal with dogs at customers’ homes, but that the risk of being bitten is an unfortunate part of the job.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 4.5 million people are bitten yearly with 1 in 5 victims requiring medical attention. While many bites are non-life threatening, others may require reconstructive surgery and a lifetime of medical care. Children ages 5 to 9 years old are at the highest risk of sustaining serious injury or being wrongfully killed by a dog.
If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog in Arizona, you have legal rights. Dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their animal is on a leash or in an area where it cannot cause injury to other people. In the event that you or a family member has been bitten by a dog, the owner can be held liable for your injuries and other subsequent damages such as medical bills, pain and suffering and loss of wages should your injuries require you to miss work. The experienced Arizona dog bite attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. have handled a wide array of dog bite cases and will utilize their knowledge and skills to ensure you are compensated fairly. Call us today at (602) 978-6400 for a free consultation.