If a dog attacked you or a loved one in Glendale, discuss your legal rights with an attorney at David Shapiro Law, PLLC. It is common for a pet owner to deny financial responsibility for an attack. It is also common for an insurance company to downplay a client’s damages. Contacting a lawyer right away can help you understand the legal process and hold the responsible party accountable. If you have severe or catastrophic injuries from a dog attack, it is especially important to work with an attorney. Call (480) 300-5405 for a free consultation in Glendale today.
At David Shapiro Law, PLLC, we know how physically and emotionally devastating a dog attack can be for victims and witnesses. Our attorneys are passionate about helping survivors through their dog bite injury claims. Our Glendale personal injury lawyers can help you no matter what types of injuries you have from a recent dog attack.
We accept dog bite cases involving catastrophic injuries as well as wrongful death. Our attorneys have the experience, resources, and aggressive legal strategies to aim for the highest possible compensatory award on each client’s behalf. We will see your claim through to the end, even if that means going all the way to trial in Maricopa County.
Arizona has a relatively victim-friendly dog bite law. It uses a strict liability statute to hold all pet owners strictly liable for the injuries and damages their dogs inflict. This statute means that after a dog attack, the dog’s owner will owe you money for your damages whether or not he or she knew about the dog’s propensity for violence. In general, you will not need proof of the pet owner’s negligence to qualify for compensation. Instead, you or your lawyer will only need to prove the defendant owned or was in control of the dog at the time of the injury, your injuries were from the dog attack, and you were lawfully in the place where the bite occurred.
A lawyer from David Shapiro Law, PLLC can help you prove your case and combat common defenses for a dog bite claim, such as trespassing or animal provocation. Our assistance could increase your final settlement or jury award amount. Arizona is a pure comparative negligence state, meaning a portion of fault for your injuries could reduce the amount of compensation you receive. Hiring David Shapiro can help you navigate complications and defense tactics to optimize your case’s outcome.
The damages connected to a dog attack can include past and future medical bills, surgeries, skin grafts, rehabilitation, psychological therapy, legal expenses, property damages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost income, permanent disabilities, and lost quality of life. It is important to hold a pet owner legally responsible for an attack that gives you life-altering injuries, serious damages, or takes the life of a loved one. A lawyer in Glendale can help you with the claims process from start to finish.
Contact David Shapiro Law, PLLC for a free initial consultation about your dog bite injury case. We may be able to obtain compensation for your losses on your behalf.