Dog bites can lead to severe injuries that leave victims with long-lasting disabilities or scarring and disfigurement. Unfortunately, dog bite injuries are not uncommon. Victims in these situations often struggle to secure the compensation they are entitled to. At Shapiro Law Team, we are here to help when you need a Mesa dog bite attorney by your side. We have the resources necessary to fully investigate these claims and help victims secure the compensation needed to cover their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
Dog bite cases are handled a bit differently than most injury cases in Arizona, which is why an attorney needs to help with these situations. Arizona uses a “strict liability” dog bite law. This means that a dog owner can be held liable for any injuries caused by their dog biting somebody, regardless of whether or not the dog has ever bitten another person in the past or shown a propensity for aggression.
A skilled lawyer will thoroughly understand how Arizona handles dog bite incidents and work through the insurance systems or the civil lawsuit process to ensure their client recovers the compensation they need.
When we look at data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we can see that there are around 2,400 total dog bites that occur each day across the US. Every year, around 800,000 people seek medical care due to dog bites.
These injuries can become costly. Until a dog bite incident actually occurs, most people do not think about how much damage a dog can inflict with its powerful jaws. At Shapiro Law Team, it is not uncommon for our attorneys to help dog bite injury victims who have sustained the following:
Each of these injuries can lead to a victim in Mesa incurring significant medical bills. Additionally, dog bite injury victims often report suffering from emotional and psychological trauma following the incident. We strive to provide compensation for all of our clients’ injuries, including the visible traumatic ones as well as the unseen emotional and psychological injuries they may sustain.
If you or somebody you love has been bitten and injured by a dog in or around the Mesa area, contact the team at Shapiro Law Team for help with your case today. Our injury attorneys have extensive experience helping clients throughout Arizona recover compensation for all of their losses. This can include coverage of medicals, lost income, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Mesa dog bite attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (480) 637-5692.