Dog bite laws vary from state to state, but Arizona is one of the states that supports statutory strict liability , which means that the stringent laws making owners liable for injuries caused by a dog bite are intended to protect others from being needlessly victimized from irresponsible dog owners. Each year there are 4.7 million dog-bite incidents.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Humane Society of the United States, dog bites requiring medical attention number 500,000 to 800,000 annually. Approximately fifteen of these people will die as a result of these attacks.
The legal rights of a dog bite victim depend on where the attack happens. Laws vary from state to state, and sometimes even from city to city. In most states a victim can recover compensation from a dog owner because of the state's "dog bite statute." Dog bite law in Arizona is very strict, and depending upon the circumstances, a victim can recover compensation from:
Dog bite statistics show that once a dog has bitten, the dog is more likely to bite again. Statistics on dog bites also show that 60% of all dog bite victims are children and that the dog bites they suffer usually occur close to home. While dog bite fatalities are rare, statistics show that 15 to 20 people are killed in vicious fatal dog attacks every year. The most dangerous dogs breeds include:
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