Being attacked by a dog is a traumatizing experience. A dog bite can lead to puncture wounds, lacerations, nerve damage, facial injury, tissue damage, scars, and/or emotional damage such as post-traumatic stress disorder. If you sustain an injury as a result of a dog bite, it is important to ask the dog owner for their full name, contact number, address, and homeowners insurance information (carrier name and policy number). Also write down the contact information for anyone that has witnessed the dog bite occur and take photos of the dog and the bite marks you sustained. Additionally, call your local animal control center to report the incident. If necessary, seek immediate medical attention for treatment of your injuries.
If you have suffered from injuries/scarring due to a DOG BITE, you have a right to compensation. It is crucial to contact an attorney that is well versed in the local laws and regulations governing dog bites to ensure you are fairly compensated for your injuries and emotional suffering.
You may be entitled to compensation for the following:
Medical bills (past and future)
Lost wages (past and future)
Pain and suffering including emotional harm (such as post-traumatic stress)
In Arizona it is imperative to make a claim for your dog bite injuries within one year of the date of the incident. If legal action is not sought within this time you will lose your ability to hold the dog owner accountable for the dog attack.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a dog bite, contact Sher Law Group for a free case review. If we take your case, we will not only help you navigate through the legal process but also help you find medical providers that can properly manage your injuries and even repair the scarring you sustained from the dog bite. We are here to protect your rights and ensure you receive the maximum settlement to help make you whole.