While you may enjoy visiting with a friend’s dog, that visit can turn ugly quickly when a dog that has otherwise been friendly suddenly bites you and causes serious injuries. Since most dog bites occur on a victim’s hands or arms, there is a good chance you have damage to ligaments, tendons, and muscles that will require not only surgery, but also extensive physical therapy. As a result, you now need compensation to pay your medical bills and provide income that will replace your lost wages. While you may be hesitant to take legal action against a friend, it is vital you speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn about your legal options.
In Arizona, any dog bite case automatically falls under strict liability, meaning the dog’s owner is held legally responsible for the dog’s actions and whatever injuries the victim receives. Because of this, you should not pass up the opportunity to gain compensation for your damages. In these cases, it is important to note your personal injury attorney from Tobler Law will not need to prove negligence to win your case, which often makes it easier to win in court or reach an out-of-court settlement.
Document Your Injuries
When you are bitten by a dog, always get medical treatment immediately and have documentation of your injuries. By getting medical help as soon as possible, doctors can not only assess and treat your injuries, but also enter their information into your medical records. In doing so, insurance companies will have much more difficulty claiming your injuries are not serious.
Pain and Suffering
Along with compensation for your medical bills and lost wages, you also deserve to be compensated for your physical pain and suffering and the emotional trauma that always follows such attacks. By speaking to us here at Tobler Law, you can discuss your case in more detail and know you will have caring and compassionate attorneys working for you each step of the way.
If you need legal advice after a dog bite, schedule a consultation today with us here at Tobler Law.