Phoenix Dog Bite Lawyers
Were You Bitten And Need A Dog Bite Lawyer?
Are you a victim of a dog bite, and don’t know how to handle the situation? Most people aren’t aware of how to handle it either.
Does the dog belong to a good friend or neighbor?
That’s likely since a vast majority of victims know the dog who bit them or its owner.
Do you feel guilty putting the dog owner through a lawsuit?
That’s normal, but you’re entitled to compensation. No one wants to accuse friends, family, or good neighbors of wrongdoing. However, you’re dealing with doctor visits, doctor bills, and perhaps plastic surgery to minimize and prevent scarring. You might even need a tetanus shot if soil contaminated the wound.
What can I sue for in a dog bite case?
If the dog bite is severe enough to consider suing, it likely means time off work and a huge inconvenience if you can’t walk or use one of your arms. If you experienced multiple bites, hospital time is a distinct possibility.
What To Do If You’ve Just Suffered A Dog Bite
Potentially many players could be involved. You may be dealing with doctors, the police, animal control, and a dog attack attorney. Depending on the severity of your injury, you might call the police or animal control before heading to the emergency room. If the wound is severe, get treated first. Often, you can call the police on the way to the emergency room and explain the situation. Other than the above, this is the order in which you should handle things to minimize damage to yourself.
Step 1. Call animal control so they can control the dog and provide you with a report.
Step 2. Call the police to get a report of the incident from them for the insurance company.
Step 3. Go to the emergency room.
Step 4. Contact us to start working on your case.
Again, if the wound is severe, ignore this list and go to the emergency room first!
Over four million people per year go to the emergency room after a dog bite, and with good reason. you can get any of the following infections when bitten by a dog even if it doesn’t look that deep or severe.
- Tetanus infection
You shouldn’t skip a visit to the E.R., especially if you can’t stop the bleeding, or have a substantial gash you can’t keep closed.
Be sure to take notes, get the doctor’s name, and ask how to get the medical record related to your visit.
Besides physical damage and pain, you might suffer from psychological injuries. You may not realize it yet because you’re likely in shock. After all, you were going about your day. A dog attacked you without provocation; it’s difficult not to experience some trauma.
You might suffer from the following symptoms as well.
After the emergency room, your next step is to call us (even while you’re there if you’re able). We believe we’re your best choice as a dog bite lawyer in Phoenix. We’ll go above and beyond to get you the best treatment and the highest settlement possible.
We’ll Quickly Work To Protect Your Rights
We’ll refer you to the best doctors so you can heal quickly and as effectively as possible. The purpose of the emergency room visit is to get the wound cleaned and to determine your chances of getting infected. The doctor there will prescribe you an antibiotic if needed. That will depend on the depth of the wound and how well they’re able to clean it.
You’ll need further medical care to avoid or continue to treat any infection, deal with pain, and minimize or prevent scarring.
Whose Fault Is It That The Dog Bit You?
Often, it’s no one’s fault. For some reason, the dog felt threatened—even if you did nothing to provoke the attack. Since the dog can’t communicate, we can’t know what went through its mind.
It might not be the owner’s fault. Sometimes, dogs do things their owners don’t want them to do (though they’re responsible for their dog’s actions).
But is it your fault you now have to deal with the aftermath of their dog biting you? Of course not.
There’s no need for you to get into who’s responsible. Most interactions regarding a dog bite case occur between us as your lawyer, the police, animal control, and the insurance company. You need never interact with the dog’s owner again unless this person is a relative, close friend, or next-door neighbor.
In any case, the settlement isn’t coming out of their pocket, but from the insurance company. There’s no reason for them to be upset with you over asking for compensation for your pain, suffering, inconvenience, and medical expenses.
The Six Steps We’ll Take As Your Dog Bite Lawyer
- We’ll get you appointments with the best doctors available to treat the injury and minimize infection and scarring.
- We’ll send a private investigator to take photos and talk to the dog’s owners and anyone else who might have witnessed the incident.
- We’ll obtain police and animal control reports.
- We’ll advise the insurance company we’re representing you, and they can expect us to file a claim on your behalf.
- We’ll file the claim and get the maximum settlement allowable under the homeowner’s insurance policy.
- You receive the highest settlement allowable under the insurance policy for your injury.
What Will It Cost To Hire A Phoenix Dog Bite Lawyer?
Not to worry. 423HURT has you covered.
There are NO FEES unless we win. There’s no risk to you.
Your initial consultation is free. There’s absolutely no obligation. This empowers you to receive answers to all your questions about your options without any pressure.
You won’t pay any upfront expenses. There are no attorney fees unless we prevail by negotiating a settlement on your behalf or winning your case in court. We only accept cases we believe we can win. Again, we don’t collect any fees until we deliver payment for your case.
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Bradley J. Myers
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As an Arizona Bar member, Brad Myers has been aiding injured clients since 2004. One of the many characteristics that separate Brad from other personal injury attorneys is the individual consideration he gives to his clients and their unique circumstances. When Brad isn’t occupied with fighting for his clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife, his parents, his sister, and his niece and nephew, all living in the Scottsdale area.
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As an owner/partner of Kane, Temple, & Myers, PLLC, Jefferson is dedicated to rendering the best possible customer service to all of his clients. No matter the range of injuries his clients have sustained, he does whatever it takes to ensure they receive the maximum possible settlement for their injuries, pain, and suffering.
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As an owner/partner of Kane, Temple, & Myers, PLLC, Michael prides himself in rendering the most leading standard of legal representation to his injury clients. Using his previous background as a defense attorney, he understands how to handle all aspects of a personal injury case. This includes taking a case to trial to obtain the full compensation his clients deserve.
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