Who’s to Blame for a Dog Bite or Animal Attack?
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Dog bites and animal attacks can be traumatic. Most people love animals, so to be attacked by one seems almost like a betrayal. It’s important to get to a safe place after an animal attack, and to seek medical treatment immediately. In order to recover compensation for any injuries you may have suffered in an animal attack, you must first determine who is at fault for the attack.
If you or a loved one has been injured from a dog bite or animal attack, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with a skilled Phoenix dog bite attorney.
Who’s to Blame: the Pet or the Owner?
Dogs are often stereotyped based on breed. Some dogs are considered more aggressive than others, but ultimately, all animals have the capacity to cause an injury. It is up to the dog’s owner to take reasonable care to make sure that his or her dog is not a threat to the safety of others.
Even if an owner’s animal is not particularly aggressive, there are steps that the owner could have and should have taken that would minimize the chances of a bite or attack. For instance, dogs should not be off leash in certain places. The owner should also make sure that when his or her dog is at home, there is a sturdy fence or enclosure keeping it on the owner’s property.
If the owner is aware that his or her pet is aggressive or violent, there are further steps required of those owners. For instance, the owner might need to put up signs warning visitors, or put a comfortable muzzle on the dog while in public. An owner who knows his or her dog is aggressive and fails to take the proper necessary precautions may be held liable for an attack that occurs.
Zoos have to put in the proper safety precautions make sure that their lions, tigers, and bears don’t escape and attack visitors, or else they could be held liable. The same is true for individuals–we must ensure that we have the proper safety precautions in place to prevent our pet from attacking others, or else we may be liable for their attack.
Can a Victim Be Blamed?
There are instances where the victim may share some blame for the attack. For instance, if the victim was trespassing, or goaded the dog in some way, that victim may share some of the blame for the attack.
It is important to look at the attack from all sides before casting blame. An experienced dog bite injury lawyer will help you recover compensation from the person who is ultimately found responsible for your injuries.
Our Phoenix Dog Bite Lawyers Can Help
At Zinda Law Group, our Phoenix animal attack lawyers have helped countless injury victims recover compensation related to an attack. Dog bite and animal attack injuries often result in expensive medical bills, missed time at work, lasting physical and emotional scars, and much more. We will fight tirelessly to help you seek the maximum recovery you deserve under the law, and as one of our clients, you will pay nothing until we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict.
Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free consultation with one of our Phoenix dog bite lawyers. Meetings with attorneys by appointment only.