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Helping bite victims prove fault in dog bite case

It is not uncommon for residents in Arizona to have a pet. For dog owners in the state, a fenced in yard is frequently used to accommodate the needs of a dog. However, this gated area does not always keep the dog in or prevent visitors from interacting with a dog. If a dog owner fails to maintain their pet within their yard or does not alert visitors or trespassers of their dog. and a person is bit or harmed by their pet, the owner could be held liable for any injuries or damages suffered.

While most people associate dogs with an animal of companionship and care, this unfortunately is not always the case. Even if a dog is loyal and obedient to their owner, this does not always transfer to visitors and strangers that interact with that dog. An unsuspecting individual could suddenly suffer a dog bite or attack, resulting in serious injuries and emotional trauma.

At the Law Offices of Keith A Hammond, P.C., we understand that the aftermath of a dog attack can be brutal. With years of experience, our legal team has assisted past clients address their needs following a dog attack. We helped them collect the compensation they were owed.

Our attorneys are knowledgeable of the applicable laws, which help place liability on a negligent owner. In the state of Arizona, strict liability applies in dog bite cases.

Strict liability means that liability is placed on the dog owner for his or her dog's conduct, except in instances where the dog was provoked. This standard makes proving fault relatively easy, and in most cases, injured victims are able to recover damages through the dog owner's homeowners' liability insurance policy.

To learn more, check out our law firm's animal bite website. This could provide general information, helping victims and their loved ones understand what recourses are available to them. A dog bite is frequently a severe injury that results in physical, mental and emotional trauma. Therefore, it is important to be aware of ways to remedy the situation.

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