Dog Bites

Dog Bites

 

Arizona law makes a dog owner automatically liable for any damage caused by a pet, including injury from a bite or other attack. It is not necessary to prove carelessness on the part of the owner. However, this claim must be made within one year of the incident, as opposed to two years for most civil injury claims. For this reason it is very important to contact an attorney promptly after such an injury. Dog owners do have the ability to avoid liability in some cases if you or someone else provoked the dog or if you were trespassing at the time of the attack. Also, finding liability insurance can be a challenge if action is not taken immediately. These cases can be more complex than they appear, and you need the best representation to ensure that your rights are protected.