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  • Dog Bites

    Each year, an estimated 800,000 people in the US are injured by a dog bite requiring medical attention. Sadly, a large number of these victims are children, and sometimes the attack results in death. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite injury, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages.  The attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers are here to make sure your rights are protected.

    Dog Bite Liability and Injuries

    In Arizona the owner of the dog is responsible for the attack.  Even a landlord may be liable if they  had previous knowledge of the dog’s tendency towards aggression. This includes breed knowledge, training techniques, and prior aggressive behavior.

    Dog bite attacks can result in serious injury. The most common injuries associated with dog bites are:

    • Skin lacerations
    • Puncture wounds
    • Crushed or broken bones
    • Infections from rabies and other diseases the dog may carry
    • Loss of tissue
    • Nerve damage, especially if the bite was to the face
    • Emotional scarring

    The emotional scarring of an animal attack can be severe, especially in children. While some adults may be able to move on from the event, other victims, adults and children alike, may be forever terrified of dogs and have repeated flashbacks to their attack. This type of mental distress is difficult to overcome and can be debilitating to some people.

     

    Please contact our lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation.