Dog bite injuries can be severe, and victims are often left with tremendous medical bills on top of extensive pain and suffering. At Stone Rose Law, our team is here to help when you need a Prescott dog bite attorney. We have a track record of success handling these injury cases. Even if aggressive insurance companies or negligent dog owners stand in our path, we will fight fiercely to secure fair compensation for your injuries.
A Prescott dog bite injury lawyer is going to be an incredible advocate on your behalf. Often, dog bite victims lack the resources necessary to stand up to aggressive insurance companies, many of which offer initial settlements that are unacceptably low. An attorney can use the resources of their law firm to:
According to data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we can see that nearly 800,000 people seek medical care each year across the country due to dog bite incidents. Unfortunately, more than 50 percent of these victims are children. Dog bite injuries are often severe and can include:
The state of Arizona operates under a “strict liability” law when it comes to dog bites. That means that a dog owner can almost always be held liable for damages caused by a bite. Even if the dog has never demonstrated aggressive behavior or attacked someone, the owner is still liable for harm caused. This differs from how other states handle these cases, where there often must be a history of aggression on the part of the dog before the owner can be held liable. There are a few exceptions to this general rule. If the bite victim provoked the dog or was illegally trespassing, they may not be protected by Arizona’s strict liability law.
If you or somebody you care about has been bitten and injured by a dog in Prescott, Arizona, the time to act is now. At Stone Rose Law, we understand what it takes to stand up to aggressive insurance companies in these cases, and we will determine the best path forward to securing full compensation for your injuries and other losses. This includes coverage of your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering damages, scarring and disfigurement damages, and more.