Serious Personal Injury Law
Severe Dog Bites
As a society, far too many people are quick to blame the dog when a person is bit. We are your dog bite attorneys in Arizona.
At Bailey Law Firm, we firmly believe that people are to blame, not dogs. It is the negligent, careless, irresponsible and even reckless conduct of owners that leads to serious dog bite injuries.
In Arizona, dog owners are not responsible for injuries caused by their dog’s bite if the injured person trespassed or provoked the dog.
A dog is considered legally provoked when the injured person engages in conduct that a reasonable person would believe would provoke a dog. Everyone should take basic precautions when it comes to interacting with dogs. This includes asking the owner before approaching a dog and avoiding any behavior that may annoy or threaten a dog.
Dog bites are generally avoidable through common sense and responsible practices. For example, owners must always leash their dog in public, period.
All doors to and from the home should be secured and all family members (including children) and guests instructed not to let the dog out. Even friendly dogs can run out of the house and react negatively to people. Situations like this can cause serious injuries but are avoidable through responsible pet ownership and basic precautions.