Imagine your child is playing in the front yard, only 10 feet away. The sun is shining as you tend to your garden on an otherwise perfect day. In the blink of an eye, a dog, racing down the street, lunges toward your child. It isn’t the type of horror story that happens exclusively in movies – serious dog bites occur every day in America.
About 4.5 million individuals find themselves victim to dog bite each year in the United States. Of those victims, more than 300,000 people are admitted to hospitals to receive treatment for their wounds. The severity of a dog bite can dramatically alter the circumstances of your everyday life, not only just physical appearances.
Out of all the things we worry about in an average day – paying the bills, getting to work, preparing dinner – protecting ourselves and our family from dog bites is hardly chief among them. Following an attack and after receiving emergency medical services, you may not know who you should turn to in your time of need.
Are you or a loved one the victim of a dog bite in Mesa, Gilbert or the Phoenix Metro area? The experienced legal team at Schenk Podolsky Law Firm can help. You may be entitled to compensation under a special statute in Arizona and under the doctrines of negligence.
Of the state’s various dog bite statutes, penalties are imposed toward individuals deemed liable for a dog that bites another person.
When you’re ready for legal representation, please don’t hesitate to call us. We’ll represent you in a court of law to aggressively seek the compensation you’re entitled to. Focus on your recovery while we handle the particulars of your case.