Dog bite laws in the United States vary as you go from state to state but Arizona is one of the states that supports statutory strict liability. This means that Arizona has applied stringent laws making owners strictly liable for injuries caused by a dog bite. This is intended to protect others from being needlessly victimized from irresponsible dog owners. Every year there are 4.7 million incidents involving a dog bite.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association also known as AVMA, and the Humane Society of the United States, dog bites requiring medical attention range from 500,000 to 800,000 incidents annually. Along with this, approximately fifteen of these people in question will die as a result of these attacks.
The legal rights of a dog bite victim all depend on where the attack happened. As mentioned previously, laws vary from state to state, and sometimes can 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”, which refers to the state’s law regarding dog bites.
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: Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, Huskies, German Shepherds and Chows.
Please feel free to call so you can receive your free case evaluation. Our dog bite attorneys have helped many individuals who have unfortunately been injured a result of an attack from a dangerous dog and we can do the same for you.
Along with dog big claims, our law offices also represent all kinds of claims, including auto accidents, personal injury claims, fire insurance claims, medical insurance claims and many more. Call today and let us know how we can help!
We handle cases in every county in the state of Arizona. Our team has a great track record recovering for our clients. We never charge unless we win your case and we will always treat you like family. Our number is 602-989-5000
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