As experienced Chandler dog bite attorneys, we know that the law protects people who have been injured by a dog due to the negligence of the pet owner or caretaker. ARS 11-1020 and ARS 11-1025 provide victims of dog bite injuries with the right to file a lawsuit for recovery of damages against the owner of the dog and the person who was responsible for the dog at the time the attack occurred.
Many people believe that Arizona is like most other states and that dogs and pet owners have “one free bite,” but in Arizona there is no one dog bite rule.
How Chandler Dog Bites Happen
Many Chandler dog bites occur because dogs attack people without any warning. It is important for owners to watch their dog around people who are not commonly in the home. Many dog bites actually injure family members as well. Dogs can become easily excited, stressed, or scared and these emotions often cause them to bite. However, owners, dog walkers, and other caretakers are still ultimately responsible for controlling dogs and keeping them on leashes to ensure the safety of the public, especially around schools, parks, and other public locations frequented by children.
Why Reach Out to a Chandler Dog Bite Attorney
Being injured in a Chandler dog bite accident can be both confusing and frustrating, but if you are hurt by a dog you should not allow yourself to be deterred from contacting a skilled attorney. Some victims may be led to believe that they are at fault for their dog bite injury, but the Husband and Wife Law Team at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. can help these individuals and other victims both understand and assert their rights under Arizona dog bite law. We work hard to negotiate a fair settlement that covers injuries and related medical expenses, lost work time and income, and other damages relating to the bite. Contact attorneys Alexis and Mark Breyer today for a free consultation on your case and let us help you assert your rights when you have been bitten by a dog.