Residents of Phoenix and the rest of the Valley are known for loving pets, including dogs, leading to a large number of canines in the area. Most of these dogs are contained and properly cared for by their owners, leading to a positive relationship and causing no harm to others.
Unfortunately, though, some owners fail to maintain control of their dogs, leading to a potentially dangerous situation where a dog bite or dog attack can occur. Often, these incidents result in injuries to human victims involved, requiring medical care and treatment that may still lead to permanent damage.
The dog bite lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. recently settled a claim on behalf of one of their clients, a victim who was bitten by a dog that was running loose. Our client was in a backyard of a friend when a neighbor’s dog entered the area and attacked, leaving our client with a broken wrist and an infection from the bite. Eventually, our client required surgery to drain the infection that occurred in her wrist, requiring additional medical treatment and incurring additional expenses. Though her broken bone healed, our client was left with a permanent scar from the attack by the dog that will likely remain for the rest of her life.
The injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. brought a claim on behalf of our client and against the owner of the attacking dog to provide our client with the financial compensation she deserved. Our legal team engaged in an investigation to determine the legally relevant facts in this case before moving forward to obtain the relief our client deserved. Through their efforts, our attorneys were able to recover a settlement of $112,000 on behalf of the client to enable her to move forward with her life.
The laws in Arizona are clear when it comes to a dog bite or dog attack case: an owner is responsible for his or her dog and the damages caused by that dog and may be held financially liable in addition to any ordinance violations the owner may commit.
The lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. believe that the victims of dog attacks deserve to have competent legal representation on their side, fighting for their rights. We believe that all injury victims deserve to understand their legal options and that is why we offer a free, no obligation case consultation to all victims who call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191.
We have a lawyer standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to take your call and to answer your questions. Everything discussed will be kept confidential and if we take your case, you will never be charged a fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf.
If you have been injured by in a dog bite attack or if your loved one was killed in Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, or Chandler, call us today and let us help you seek the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Phoenix Driver Collides with Neighbor’s House, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 6, 2014.