Dog Bite Injury Cases in Arizona
It is important to have an attorney who is familiar with and has experience with dog bite injury cases. There are differences in these types of cases that are important to be aware of. The time limit to sue can be different for a dog bite case.
When To File A Lawsuit?
You should either settle your case or file a lawsuit for a dog bite injury case within one year of the date of the bite injury. There is a strict liability Statute in Arizona and for you to receive the benefit of that law, the case must be filed within one year as opposed to the general injury statute of limitations of two years.
Are Dogbites Covered By Insurance?
There are also issues to be aware of with regard to liability insurance. Many people are not aware that homeowners insurance policies covering the owner of the dog can provide coverage for such injuries. Even apartment dwellers may have insurance coverage for dog bite injury cases.
It is important to explore these issues early on in the case and to identify the sources of potential insurance coverage.
Common Dog Bite Injuries
In addition, there are many specialized issues involved in dog bite cases. They include scarring, plastic surgery and other long term consequences. If there will be future surgeries required or future Dermatology care needed, estimates of this care need to be obtained and included in any case or settlement. Professional photographers are often needed to document the progress of healing and/or permanence of scarring.
Dog bites also come with psychological scars of their own which often require counseling of a specialized nature. Fear of dogs after a bite is not uncommon. Dog bite injuries to children often require specialized treatment and emotional support.
It is important to have an attorney that has extensive experience with dog bite cases so they can protect your rights.
Please call Barry Bellovin of the Bellovin Law Firm PLLC now to receive your free consultation.
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- Did you suffer injuries in an accident that was caused by no fault of your own? – in other words, you are the injured party
- Do you or the other party have any insurance coverage (such as auto insurance, home insurance, or business insurance)?
- Did the injury cause hospitalization, medical treatment, surgery, or missed work?
- Did the accident happen within the last 2 years?
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