Flagstaff Dog Bite Attorney
Dog bite injuries are often severe, and they can leave victims with extensive physical pain and suffering as well as permanent scarring and disfigurement. Dog bite injuries are not uncommon in and around Flagstaff, and injury victims need to know where to turn so they can secure compensation for their losses. At Torgenson Law, our dedicated team has vast experience recovering compensation for injury victims, and we are here to help if you need a flagstaff dog bite lawyer.
Why Turn To Our Flagstaff Dog Bite Lawyers For Help?
- At Torgenson Law, our team has a track record of success securing millions of dollars in compensation for dog bite injury victims throughout Arizona.
- Our attorneys use an effective and thorough investigative process, and we do whatever is necessary to uncover the evidence needed to prove liability.
- Our team takes Flagstaff dog bite cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that our clients will not owe us any legal fees until after we obtain the compensation they need.
How Common Are Dog Bites in Flagstaff?
Data provided by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that dog bite incidents are not uncommon throughout the United States. In fact, there are around 2,400 total dog bites or dog attacks each day across the country. Every year, around 800,000 bite victims require medical attention in the United States. Data also shows that more than 50% of all dog bite victims are children and that a child dog bite victim requires medical treatment more often than adult dog bite victims.
Arizona’s Strict Liability Dog Bite Laws
In some states around the country, dog owners must have prior knowledge of their pet being aggressive or biting another person or other pets before they can be held accountable for an injury caused by a bite. However, Arizona operates under a strict liability statute that says the dog owners can be held liable for a dog bite incident even if the pet has never shown a propensity for aggression.
As long as a dog bite victim was on public property or legally on private property, and if they did not provoke the dog, they can recover compensation for their injuries and other losses.
Statute Of Limitations For These Claims
There are two time limits that dog bite victims need to be aware of in these cases. If a victim is filing a claim under Arizona’s strict liability statute, then the claim needs to be filed within one year after the incident.
However, if a personal injury lawsuit is being filed against the dog owner for incidents where it is believed the dog owner had prior knowledge that the dog was prone to aggressiveness or biting, these cases need to be filed within two years from the incident occurring.
If you or somebody you care about has sustained a dog bite injury in Flagstaff or the surrounding areas, turn to the team at Torgenson Law for help with your case today. We have extensive experience helping injury victims secure various types of compensation for these claims, including the following:
- Coverage of all medical bills
- Lost wages if the victim cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Compensation for scarring or disfigurement
- Coverage of any surgery or physical therapy
- Loss of quality of life damages
Torgenson Law is here to help when you need a Flagstaff dog bite injury lawyer by your side. Let us help you stand up to aggressive insurance carriers or at-fault parties in these cases. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 602-600-0492.