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Animal Bites Archives

How common are dog bites?

Owning a dog is very commonplace for residents in Arizona. Whether it is for companionship or to have a family pet, dogs come with many responsibilities. This goes beyond the normal care and wellbeing for the animal, extending to the protection and safety for those who come into contact with your dog. While certain breeds are distinguished as being more aggressive, this does not mean a dog owner shouldn't take proactive steps if they have a non-aggressive breed. A dog bite could suddenly and expectantly occur, resulting in serious injuries to a victims and liability likely being placed on a dog owner.

Who can be held responsible for a dog bite?

As a previous post discussed, a dog attack can involve any breed of dog and a person of any age. While many do not consider this to be a likely occurrence, residents in Arizona and other states across the nation should note the possibility of these attacks and what rights they have following such a traumatic incident. By knowing their rights and being proactive about protecting them, victims could hold negligent parties accountable so that financial damages can be recovered following such an attack.

Associating dog breeds with dog bites

In today's society, it is hard to encounter a household that does not have a pet. Dog ownership, however, comes with many responsibilities. A dog owner is not only responsible for caring for and providing for the dog, but they also need to take steps to ensure the safety of the dog and the people coming into contact with the dog. Unfortunately, some dog owners are negligent, resulting harm to others caused by a dog bite.

Increasing online sales causing more dog bites for postal workers

Everyone has heard the cliché about dogs and mailmen. While cartoons, movies and social media glorify and often exaggerate this relationship, these altercations do occur. Unfortunately, dogs harm residents in Arizona, and some of these dog attacks are a result of negligence by a dog owner.

How often do Americans suffer dog bites?

Many residents in Arizona own a dog and people of all ages enjoy the bond they have with their dogs. While dogs tend to be like another member of the family, these pets can pose risks to those who encounter them. Even when a dog has shown zero propensity for violence, it is still possible for a dog attack to occur.

How does the type of animal impact an animal bite case?

As a previous post highlighted, a dog bite could be a serious injury, causing a victim pain and a dog owner with liability. But, residents in Arizona and other states across the nation keep a variety of animals as pets, and these domestic animals pose various risks to the visitors, strangers and trespassers that encounter these animals.

The risk of dog bites and injuries suffered

It is not uncommon to encounter domestic animals. In fact, many residents in Arizona either own a pet or frequently encounter pets owned by friends and acquaintances. And while it is common for people and animals to share the same space, incidents can occur if an animal, such as a dog or a cat, is territorial or feels threatened. Even more so, an animal is more likely to attack if it has vicious tendencies. Dog bites are a common type of animal bite, and when a dog bite occurs, victims could suffer serious and even life threatening injuries.

What types of animals bites can result in legal action?

Owning an animal is very common in Arizona and other states across the nation. A pet can be a good companion and can be a great way to reduce anxiety and stress. While there are many benefits associated with pet ownership, there are some risks. If visitors or even trespassers enter a person's property, the pet owner may have liability for any harm caused to the person injured in an animal attack.

How damages are paid following an animal bite

As a previous post discussed, a dog bite is an unfortunate but all-too-common event today. Due to the increased rate of domestic animal encounters in Arizona and elsewhere in the U.S., individuals are at a higher risk of being injured in an animal or dog attack. Although there is a greater risk of an animal bite, victims of such of an attack have rights and options following such a serious and traumatic event.

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