Phoenix Dog Bite Lawyer
The injuries from a dog bite can be very serious and can cause permanent damage. Arizona law is tough on pet owners who allow their pets to harm other people. If you or a loved one have been hurt by a dog bite, you need to contact an experienced attorney as soon as you can so that you can understand what options you have in recovering damages. At Wyatt Injury Law, we even take the extra time to negotiate our clients medical bills down so that they won’t be stuck with large expenses. Our team charges no fees unless we help you recover compensation for your dog bite case. This allows you to focus on your recovery process while we fight to make sure you are properly compensated and protected. If you or a loved one have been injured by a dog bite, contact our team today to get your free consultation.
What Should You Do After a Dog Bite in Arizona?
Arizona has very strict laws regarding dog bites. If you have been bitten by a dog, you must report the bite immediately to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. At that point you must determine if you believe the dog is a vicious dog or not. If you believe the dog is vicious, then you must take the following steps:
- Reporting a dog bite: Both the dog owner and the dog bite victim will need to report the dog bite incident to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. The people making the report need to be ready to describe the dog in detail. (Breed, color, size and any distinct markings)
- If you believe the dog is vicious: If you believe the dog is a vicious dog, then you need to file a vicious dog petition with the city or justice court where the dog owner lives.
How Does Insurance Come Into Play in a Dog Bite Case?
Liability for dog bite injuries is often covered under homeowners insurance or renters insurance. This is a positive if you are a victim of a dog bite injury because that means there is a source of income where damages can be recovered for your medical bills. Since this income would be coming from an insurance company, that means you will have to deal with an insurance adjuster. The insurance adjuster’s goal is to have the insurance company pay you as little money as possible from the active insurance policy. You or your loved one should not attempt to speak or negotiate with the insurance company without an attorney present. Having an attorney will allow you to have someone that is extremely knowledgeable on how to get the most compensation from insurance companies for injuries.
Why Choose Wyatt Injury Law’s Dog Bite Lawyer
The Wyatt Injury Law legal team focuses on providing an excellent client experience while getting the best possible outcome. When working with Wyatt Injury Law, you will work directly with attorney Justin Wyatt who has vast experience in getting the most compensation for his clients in injury cases. If you or a loved one have been injured in a dog bite incident in Arizona, contact us today for a free consultation.