Dog Bite Injuries

There are few personal injury accidents that call for more immediate medical treatment than a dog bite. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur annually in the United States. Of those, one in five lead to infection and can result in life-threatening injuries worse than the initial bite.

At Bergener Mirejovsky, we’ve seen the kind of trauma a single dog bite big or small can have on someone. But you aren’t in this alone. Our team of reputable personal injury attorneys is prepared to walk you through every step of the claims process to ensure you get better after your accident.

Steps After Your Dog Bite Accident

If you’ve suffered a dog bite in Arizona, is imperative to your overall well-being to seek the assistance of a licensed medical professional. Early treatment of your bites can play a major role in the long-term prevention of infection and diseases such as:

  • Rabies
  • Capnocytophaga spp.
  • Tetanus
  • Pasteurella
  • MRSA

Pursuing a dog bite injury claim after your initial encounter is the best way to help you move on with your life. Taking the following steps increases your chances of recovery after an accident.

  • Call 911 immediately, if your injuries warrant an ambulance
  • Seek out the dog owner to obtain their contact information
  • Photograph your dog bite, and any other injuries sustained
  • Obtain a copy of the police report of the accident
  • Take down the contact information of any witnesses to your dog bite

Our experienced personal injury attorneys can utilize the information you provide to formulate the right plan and ensure the best possible settlement.

Dog Bites and “Strict Liability”

The state of Arizona doesn’t mess around when it comes to dog bite accidents. The law is clear: one bite is enough for you to pursue an injury claim.

Dog bite accidents fall under “strict liability”, which means only two things must be proven to make a credible claim:

  • You were injured by the bite
  • The defendant owned the dog 

Whether your dog bite injuries are mild or severe, the fact remains you shouldn’t have been bitten in the first place. A fair settlement that covers your medical costs and any other financial loss is a good first step towards righting that wrong.

At Bergener Mirejovsky, we take it a step further. Our team of dedicated personal injury attorneys knows what it takes to help you take back your life. You finally get to focus on your recovery while we focus on your claim.

If you have any questions about your dog bite accident, you can call us at 1-800-881-2021 any day or night. A free consultation from one of our accident lawyers can help with your claim and peace of mind.

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