What to Do When a Dog Attacks Your Child
Most children love dogs…until they have a reason not to. A traumatic encounter with an aggressive or vicious dog could lead to serious injuries, permanent physical scars and significant emotional distress for a child survivor. As a parent, seek compensation for your family’s losses when a dog bites your child from an attorney.
The lawyers at Torgenson Law can help you negotiate with an insurance company for fair compensation. We can also take a dog bite injury claim to court in Phoenix, if necessary. Call (602) 726-0747 today to discuss your case with an attorney for free.
Why Choose Us For Your Child Dog Bite Claim?
- We care deeply about how dog attacks affect child victims. Our lawyers go above and beyond to ensure fair and full results for child survivors.
- We have spent the last 15 years building a reputation for hard work, determination and top case results for injured clients in Arizona.
- We accept childhood dog bite injury claims in Phoenix on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will only pay if we succeed in securing you compensation.
The Severe Nature of Childhood Dog Bite Injuries
Many victims of serious dog attacks are children. In 2018, 15 minors under the age of 6 died in dog attacks throughout the country. Children are more vulnerable to severe dog bite injuries than adults. They are often at face level with dogs during attacks, increasing the risk of injuries to critical areas such as the face and neck. If your child suffered severe injuries or you lost him or her in a dog attack in Arizona, you have rights.
- Cuts, scrapes and lacerations
- Puncture wounds
- Injuries to the head, face and scalp
- Avulsion, or the tearing away of skin
- Permanent disfigurement and scarring
- Emotional injuries
- Psychological damage
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Childhood dog bite injuries often require extended hospital stays with treatments such as rabies shots, stitches, skin grafts and scar reduction surgeries. A child could undergo significant physical pain and emotional suffering due to a dog bite. At Torgenson Law, we are passionate about representing the rights of children who may face the repercussions of a dog attack for life. We are here to help your family fight for fair compensation for serious losses.
Who Should Pay Your Bills?
In Arizona, the state’s strict dog bite liability statute means you should not have to pay the bills if another person’s dog attacked your child. Strict liability means the pet owner will be financially accountable for losses whether or not he or she was negligent. It will not matter if the pet had never bitten anyone in the past or if the pet owner did everything he or she reasonably should have to prevent the attack. If the owner’s dog bit your child, the owner will be liable. A lawyer from Torgenson Law can help you navigate Arizona’s dog bite law in the pursuit of maximum compensation.
Recover a Lifetime of Damages – Contact Us Today
Dog bites to children can have a lasting effect on the victim. The child may develop a lifelong fear of dogs, as well as related stress and anxiety. The child may also have to face self-image issues or bullying due to permanent scars or disfigurement. As a parent, you have the power to fight for compensation for all past and future losses your child will suffer through an injury claim.
- Medical bills
- The costs of hospital stays and treatments
- Property damage repairs
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Dog bite punitive damages
Although money will not reverse your child’s damages, it could lead to a brighter future for your family. Receiving fair compensation from the pet owner could allow you and your child to move forward without worrying about financial problems such as paying for expensive treatments. The Phoenix dog attack attorneys at Torgenson Law can help you fight for fair compensation for your injured child in Phoenix. Please contact us today to start with a free dog bite injury consultation.