Each year there are more than 4.7 million dog bites reported in the United States. Alarmingly, children are the usual victim and account for 77% of the attacks. Dog bites are the second leading cause of childhood injury, surpassing even playground accidents. Whether the victim is a child or an adult, a dog bite can cause severe physical and emotional damage that can take years to recover from. If you or a family member have been the victim of a dog bite, it is imperative that you consult with a Tucson personal injury lawyer to find out how to protect your legal rights.
Arizona is a strict liability state and the owner of the dog is liable for the bite regardless whether the attack occurred on public or private property. The major difference between dog bite laws and those regulating personal injury, is that in most personal injury cases the victim has two years to file a claim. In dog bite cases a claim needs to be filed within 1 year of the incident. Because of this, it is important that you immediately contact an attorney who is trained in the rules and regulations governing dog bites and has experience with personal injury cases.
At Grabb & Durando we only handle personal injury cases and have been defending Tucson dog bite victims since 1994. Any animal attack can be a very traumatic experience which can leave the victim with extensive medical bills as well as physical and emotional trauma. When you select our firm to represent you, we promise to provide you with individual attention while aggressively protecting your rights. We will thoroughly investigate your claim, document all aspects of your injury, and fight to get you the largest settlement possible. Money that will compensate you for your pain and suffering and help get your life back on track. We can even help arrange for medical care and if you don't have medical insurance we can make arrangement with the doctors to delay payment until after you receive a settlement. We handle all of the stress. You only have to focus on getting better.