Phoenix Dog Bites Attorney
Have You or Your Child Suffered a Dog Bite?
Every year 4.5 million Americans suffer from dog bites and 300,000 are admitted to hospitals. Nearly half of all victims are children under the age of 12. Insurance companies pay out over $1 billion dollars annually for injuries. Under the law of the state, a dog owner is strictly liable for injuries inflicted by the owner's dog. The only exceptions are where the victim provoked the dog or the dog was owned by an official agency defending itself from harassment or helping with official duties. If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, you are urged to contact a Phoenix premises liability attorney to seek compensation.
Dog Bites Lawyer in Phoenix
At Freedman & Freedman, we assist clients suffering from dog bites in the Phoenix area. We are a husband and wife team in practice for almost two decades. We understand that our clients may have suffered serious and traumatic injuries and work tirelessly to see that they receive the compensation they deserve. This may include damages for medical expenses, ambulance costs, hospitalization, loss of income, disfigurement, scar removal and pain and suffering. We bring in investigators and medical consultants as needed to help with the case.
Insurance to Pay Dog Bite Injuries
The dog may belong to a friend and you may understandably not want your friend to pay out of pocket. We can seek compensation from homeowners, landlords, renters, dog owners or business insurance.
What to do in a Dog Bite Incident
You need to identify the dog and learn the name of the owner. Make sure to obtain immediate medical care. You should also report the matter to the local animal control agency and keep a report. Failure to take these actions gives the insurance company grounds to say the accident was not serious. We urge you to contact us as soon as possible after the dog bite so that we ensure your case is fully documented and the claim includes has all possible damages.
Contact a Phoenix Dog Bites Attorney
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