Dog Bite Injury Attorney

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As a top personal injury attorney servicing Mesa and all of Arizona, Samuel P. Moeller specializes in representing clients who have been affected by an array of personal injuries resulting from the negligence of others, including dog bite claims. Receiving dog bite compensation, no matter the nature of the incident can help you regain control of the difficult situation and move forward with ease and peace of mind. The Law Offices of Samuel P. Moeller are specialized dog bite attorneys that are ready to represent you throughout the process of your dog bite claim.

Although Arizona works in favor of dog bite victims, don’t try to fight a dog bite claim on your own when there are various complex laws at play. Having the right attorney on your team will ensure you fully understand all aspects of your situation and will help you to build the strongest case possible.
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Liability for a Dog Bite

Here in Mesa and the rest of Arizona, dog bites are a highly common cause of injury in which the courts rule in favor of dog bite victims through compensation every day. Working with a team that understands dog bite law can help you to receive the maximum settlement you deserve.

Arizona is a strict liability state in relation to dog bite law even on the first bite. The owner of the dog is responsible for the damages incurred by their animal. Negligence is also not required in the instance of a dog bite for the owner to be held responsible. If another party was caring for the animal at the time, that party will share liability with the owner.

The known viciousness of the dog's behavior does not impact the decision of the court in regards to a dog bite claim. If an owner’s dog is known to be even-tempered and loving, it will not matter in the case of dog bite law. If a dog bites, the owner is likely going to be found liable. If the bite happens on public property or the victim is lawfully on the owner's property, a claim can be filed and the owner will be liable for damages.

The only instance in which the owner will not be held liable is if the victim provoked the dog. This includes being on the dog owner’s property unlawfully. There are laws that outline these instances and there are very limited instances where this is proved to be the case in court. If you believe that the owner is responsible for your dog bite injury, contact a reputable accident and injury lawyer like Samuel P. Moeller today.

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Steps to Take After a Dog Bite

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite injury in Mesa, take thorough documentation of the accident and seek medical attention immediately. Taking note of the evidence will help in building a strong claim.

After you have received medical care, you should collect the information of the owner, contact the police and document the bite through photos. You can then file a report with animal control and speak to any witnesses that may have been present.

Once you contact your experienced dog bite attorney, you can provide them with all of the information you have collected and they will get to you. This will help them best advise on your case and put together a demand for maximum dog bite compensation.

Your dog bite injury lawyer will assess the situation and build a case to collect compensation from the insurance company — this could include homeowner insurance, business insurance or renters insurance. An experienced dog bite attorney will be able to accurately estimate the proper settlement amount and negotiate with the insurance company.

Victims can be compensated for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Counseling expenses
- Property damage
More (your attorney will understand the specific laws that apply to your case and if further compensation should be awarded)

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Reasons to Contact a Lawyer for a Dog Attack Injury?

Having a dog bite attorney to represent you through your dog bite injury claim in Mesa will make a huge difference when it comes to collecting maximum compensation for damages. At the Law Offices of Samuel P. Moeller, we understand the various laws that apply to dog bite claims and can build a strong case while navigating any negotiations or procedural rules.

Without a lawyer for a dog attack injury, you may find that you receive a third less than what you demand from a dog owner’s insurance company. This may be because you didn’t fully understand the extent of damages to which you’re entitled, or because you took a settlement offer too quickly. Having an experienced dog bite injury lawyer by your side will ensure that your case is seen through to full justice and compensation.

If the impact of the dog bite is extensive, requiring high medical costs from emergency room admittance, ongoing counseling costs due to trauma, lost wages due to emotional suffering and physical injury, it’s important to have an attorney to help you build the proper demand and justification in your claim. Arizona works in favor of dog bite victims and believes in fair compensation. With some victims suffering permanent injury, emotional trauma, and sometimes even death, dog bite victims in Mesa deserve a decent settlement.

At the Law Offices of Samuel P. Moeller, we devote our time and work toward building a solid case in order to get the maximum amount of money for our clients. Our firm is reputed as an aggressive representative of defense firms, irresponsible parties, and insurance companies.

We work on a contingency fee basis in which you pay zero cost until your case is won. If we are not able to recover compensation in your case, we never collect legal fees. We fight exclusively for you and we take pride in serving clients that are traumatized by accidents and injuries. Contact us today for your free consultation!