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High Quality Phoenix Dog Bite Lawyer

Animal attack attorney in Phoenix providing sympathetic representation

Dog bites and other animal attacks can be both physically and mentally damaging to victims. Many victims of dog bites are young, trusting children whose small size and lack of strength leaves them vulnerable to attack and likely to suffer serious injuries. If you or your children are injured by a dog or other animal, an animal attack lawyer in Phoenix at Begam & Marks, P.A. can help you seek compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys understand how traumatic a dog bite can be for the victim and we are dedicated to helping you through this difficult time.

Arizona dog bite law

Some states have a “one-free-bite” law, which does not hold the dog owner liable the first time a dog injures someone. However, Arizona is not a one-free-bite state. Under Arizona law, dog owners and other animal owners, as well as any person who was responsible for the animal at the time of the attack, are strictly liable for any injuries or damages the animal causes.

There are exceptions to this strict liability. For example, dogs may defend themselves if the victim provoked the attack. And military and police dogs may attack people while carrying out their duties.

If you were injured in a dog bite or other animal attack, our Phoenix injury lawyers can help you analyze the facts to determine if the pet owner or animal caretaker is responsible for your injuries. We help determine the extent of your financial damages and seek full compensation for your harm.

Compensation for dog bite injuries

In order to receive compensation for dog bite and animal attack injuries, you must be able to prove that the owner of the animal failed to protect the public from harm. Once this is established, the amount of damages you suffered is determined so that you can be justly compensated. Our Phoenix personal injury attorneys guide you through this complicated legal process to obtain compensation from the dog owner or responsible party. We may be able to help you obtain compensation for a range of damages:

  • Medical costs
  • Disfigurement
  • Counseling for mental suffering
  • Loss of your earnings while recovering from the attack
  • Damaged or destroyed personal property

Homeowners insurance coverage and dog bites

In most cases, our dog bite attorneys in Phoenix help you seek compensation by demanding payments from insurance companies, such as the homeowners insurance policy held by the owner of the animal that attacked you. If there is no insurance coverage, we have significant expertise in dog bite litigation, including attorneys who are Board Certified specialists in personal injury litigation.

Contact a well-established Phoenix dog bite attorney today

If you were injured by a dog bite or animal attack that could have been prevented by a negligent owner or responsible party, our dog bite lawyers in Phoenix are on your side and can assist you in obtaining compensation immediately. For help with your dog bite or animal attack case, contact us online or call 602.254.6071 today for a free, no-obligation consultation.