Arizona Dog Bite Lawyers

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        The professionalism, consistent communication and follow-through from the attorneys at Swenson & Shelley is impressive. I appreciate their caring and responsiveness. They are trustworthy and hold their clients in high esteem as they move forward in assisting those who have been injured through no fault of their own. I recommend Swenson & Shelley!

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        “Trustworthy and Hold their Clients in High Esteem”

        The professionalism, consistent communication and follow-through from the attorneys at Swenson & Shelley is impressive. I appreciate their caring and responsiveness. They are trustworthy and hold their clients in high esteem as they move forward in assisting those who have been injured through no fault of their own. I recommend Swenson & Shelley!

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        Arizona Dog Bite Lawyers

        Personal Injury Law Office in Phoenix

        When you go about your day, walking down the street or going to someone’s home, you don’t necessarily expect something to go wrong. Unfortunately, things can happen. There are so many households in Arizona that have dogs as pets, and not all of these animals are sweet, docile dogs. Sometimes owners are irresponsible and their animals attack.If you or your child has been injured by a dog, you have a right to file a dog bite case. Our Arizona dog bite lawyer is here to guide you through your journey to recovery. Fortunately, the law in Arizona is not too forgiving to negligent dog owners who allow their animals to attack. We want to fight hard to get you the best possible result.

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        Common Dog Bite Injuries and Causes of Attacks

        Arizona Dog Bite LawyersYou often see dog bites happen when there is some safety measure not taken. Perhaps there was a gate that wasn’t properly closed and locked, the front screen door was not secure, or the harness broken on a walk. It is the owner of the dog’s job to make sure that if their animal has a propensity to attack, that they protect others from this harm. When there are negligent dog bite owners who let their animal attack, it can be a disaster. The most common types of injuries include scarring and disfigurement, nerve damage, and trauma. The cuts that the animal makes in your skin could make you prone to infection and that includes the risk of rabies. Because of the high chance of these injuries affecting you severely or permanently, it is so important for you to seek medical attention right away.

        Statute of Limitations

        If you are not familiar with the term “statute of limitations” it means the amount of time you have after the dog attack to bring your claim or settle it in civil court. In the state of Arizona, you have two years from the date you or your child was attacked to bring or to settle your claim. If you were to wait until the day after the two year time limit runs out, there is nothing we can do for you. It’s a hard deadline that must be strictly obeyed if you want to receive compensation. The best thing you can do is hire an attorney right away so that they can make sure everything is on track to be successful. The sooner you can get to an attorney, the better because you will have your evidence collected early on, witnesses to the incident will have the freshest memory, and you will get a head start. Be aware that the insurance company is rooting for your failure. If they can get the chance to throw away your case, they will. Hiring an attorney will insure that they cannot do that to you.

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        Getting the Fullest Amount of Compensation

        At the scene of the attack, you should collect evidence if possible. You can take photos of your or your child’s injuries, the dog that attacked, and the surrounding area. Ask the owner if the dog is up to date on its vaccinations and rabies shot and if the dog has ever bitten anyone before. It’s not a bad idea to get call animal control and get them on the scene so that they can get a report of their own. The more information you can take away from this scene, the stronger your case against this dog owner is going to be.A common misconception about compensation is that you would be suing the dog owner. Oftentimes, we are at a friend or acquaintance’s house and their dog gets loose and attacks you or your child. You might think that you should not bring a claim against this friend because you don’t want to bankrupt them or punish them. Unfortunately, if they were being careless or negligent, you bringing a claim against them is warranted. Also, you would not be directly suing your friend. You would be bringing your claim to their insurance company. These companies exist for this reason and you should never feel like you shouldn’t try to get the compensation that you or your child deserves.

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        If you or your child has been attacked by a dog, please do not hesitate to call our Arizona dog bite lawyer today to set up your free consultation. We will go over the details of the case, talk about your legal options, and get the ball rolling so that you are set up to have a successful claim. We will protect you from the bullying tactics of the insurance company who will take any opportunity to throw out your case. We won’t let them do that and we will hold them responsible for they owe you.

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