A dog attack can be one of the most frightening experiences in a person’s life. Dog bites can cause serious injuries, particularly if the victim is a small child. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, and half of the victims are children. Moreover, most dog bite injuries are to the face and can result in infection, scarring, and permanent disfigurement.
In Arizona, dog owners are strictly liable if their dog attacks and injures another person. (Exceptions might apply if the victim was trespassing on the dog owner’s property, or if the victim actually provoked the dog, such as by harassing or taunting it.) Many dog bite claims are covered by the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance policy, or other coverage that the dog owner may have for such incidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog attack, contact HOFMANN LAW OFFICES at 520-797-1041 for a free consultation.
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