Flagstaff Dog Bite Lawyer

Any dog owner will tell you that nothing compares to a dog's loyalty, affection and companionship. While dogs are undoubtedly great pets, the downside is that dogs can bite. These bites can cause serious injuries and emotional trauma, especially when children are bitten. If you or someone you love has been bitten by a dog, your best bet is to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer. At Keith A. Hammond, P.C., we help people get the compensation they need after a dog bite.

Based in Flagstaff, dog bite attorney Keith Hammond leads our firm, providing people across Northern Arizona with effective legal representation.

How Does Arizona's Dog Bite Law Work?

Arizona is what is known as a "strict liability" state when it comes to dog bites. This means that the dog owner is liable for his or her dog's conduct, unless the dog was provoked. Therefore, proving the fault of the dog owner in dog bite cases is typically not a problem. In most cases, an injured person recovers damages through the dog owners' homeowners' liability insurance policy.

Most commonly, dogs bite people who were invited on the person's property. As a result, some people are reluctant to bring a claim against someone they know. In fact, some dog owners may make an informal promise to pay for the injured person's medical expenses. The fact is that insurance exists for these types of situations. If you do not bring an insurance claim, the only winner is the insurance company.

Our law firm will help you recover all possible damages, not just your out-of-pocket expenses, but also your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages. When a dog bites someone's face or head, cosmetic surgery may be necessary to reduce the appearance of scars.

What Can I Do To Help My Dog Bite Case?

Following a dog bite, it is important to make a report, either with the police or with animal control. By taking photos of the injury, you can document your injuries as well. Of course, seeking medical attention as soon as possible after the bite will greatly aid your recovery and help prove the extent of your injuries.

Contact Keith A. Hammond, P.C.

Call our law firm locally at 928-433-6788 or toll free at 800-673-6076 to schedule your free initial consultation. You can also complete our online contact form.