While having a pet can provide companionship, it can also be a nuisance, or at worst a threat when the owner fails to follow leash laws or keep others safe. Owners of dogs must understand the unpredictable nature of animals and their own pets to protect others against injuries or attack. At Erlichman Law Firm we provide legal counsel and advocacy to the victims of dog bites and attacks.
Dog owners MUST keep dogs on a leash on all times. There is strict liability in all dog bite cases and even provocation is NOT A DEFENSE. If you have suffered an injury by an unleashed dog, contact an experienced lawyer to handle your case.
There is strict liability in dog bite cases and even provocation is not a defense. If you or someone you love has been bit, you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, reconstructive surgery, or any counseling needed after dog bite trauma.
The Statute of Limitations for dog bite injuries is 1 year. If your or someone you love has suffered a dog bite injury, protect your case and claim by contacting an attorney as soon as possible.
You may be able to collect damages from the owner, but sometimes the person liable will have homeowner's insurance to pay the damages. A dog bite may also be covered by renter's insurance, landlord's insurance, dog owner's insurance, or business insurance.
Possible criminal liability and Leash Law in Arizona
It is possible for a dog owner to be held criminally liable for a Class 6 felony if the person "owns a dog that the owner knows or has reason to know has a propensity to attack, to cause injury or otherwise endanger the safety of human beings without provocation or which has been found to be a vicious animal by a court of competent authority, and the dog bites, inflicts physical injury on or attacks a human being while at large."
Contact Erlichman Law Firm for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. All dog bite cases are taken on a contingency basis (NO FEE unless we recover an award for your case).
Free consultation • French, Spanish, and Korean language services available • Off-site and hospital visits by appointment • Located on 22 nd Street and Camelback, next to Biltmore Shopping Center near the heart of Phoenix, ArizonaAttorney fees are deducted from the recovered compensation after reimbursement of costs and expenses. In the event that no compensation is recovered, clients may be responsible for some court costs and expenses.