Have You Been Bitten?
Emotions run high after a dog attack, especially if the victim is a child. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, then you will need an experienced lawyer who is familiar with your states specific dog bite laws and regulations.
Here at Lerner and Rowe, our personal injury attorneys know how to work with industry experts to ensure that your dog bite injury case is properly handled and settled to the full extent of the law.
We are prepared to:
- Investigate the dog’s behavioral history, the property where the attack took place and the pet owner
- Determine if there was negligent handling/care of the dog
- Gather evidence and documentation including photos of the injuries on the victim
- Obtain copies of any medical bills and doctor reports
- Negotiate third party insurance claims and possibly reduce medical expenses
- Seek maximum compensation on your behalf
Damage settlements our lawyers have recovered in previous cases include costs associated with lost wages, medical bills, future reconstructive surgery and ongoing emotional and psychological counseling. Our fees are contingent on the success of your case, there are no up-front or out-of-pocket costs; you pay nothing unless we win your case. Don’t wait, call today!
What Should I Do Next?
After a dog attack you should seek immediate medical attention, call the police to file an incident report and then contact us here at Lerner and Rowe. The statute of limitations for filing a dog bite law claim in Phoenix is one year. After the one year period has passed you will no longer have a plausible case for our attorneys to go off of.
If you received medical attention, make sure to keep a copy of all documents for your personal records. An attorney can use these medical records to help build a strong case and get you the maximum compensation you may be entitled to.
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In Phoenix, regardless of whether or not a dog has bitten someone before, the owners of the dog are liable for any injuries suffered by the person attacked. If the dog was with another person that was not the owner and was not properly confined on a leash when the attack occurred, that person may also be held liable for any suffering.