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Helping Arizona residents hold owners liable after an animal bite

As a previous post highlighted, an animal bite can be a very serious situation because, even when the wound is minimal, it could result in serious infections and health concerns. And while keeping a domestic pet like a dog or a cat can be rewarding and beneficial, being an animal owner carries various risks. An animal attack or dog bite could cause physical injuries and emotional harm, and injured victims could hold an owner liable for the injuries and damages suffered.

At the Law Offices of Keith A Hammond, P.C., our legal team has helped individuals understand what options are available following an animal bite. Because Arizona is a strict liability state, this means that an owner of a dog or a cat is liable for the conduct of their pet unless the injured party provoked the animal.

Our attorneys have helped past clients prove the fault of a pet owner, helping him or her recover damages through the homeowner's liability insurance policy of the animal owner. An animal bite or an attack often results in serious bite wounds and emotional trauma. Awarded compensation could help cover expenses such as medical bills, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, lost wages and other related damages.

A dog bite could be a very serious situation, and if a person's face or head is bit and injured in the process, this could require cosmetic surgery. Additionally, an animal bite situation can become a very complex matter because it is likely that the injured party was invited on the property of the pet owner. While it is difficult to bring a claim against someone you know, our skilled legal team ensures that our clients fully understand the situation and process, making sure they are aware that insurance policies exist for these types of situations.

To learn more, check out our law firm's animal bites website. This could provide general information on the topic, helping Arizona residents make informed decisions in this matter.

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