Arizona Wrongful Death Dog Attack Lawyers
Attorney Representation in Phoenix, Arizona Since 1996
Fatal Dog Attacks
Dog ownership is a serious responsibility. Owners of large dogs, breeds associated with attacks on humans or dogs with hostile dispositions need to make sure to properly confine these pets at home or in the yard. When walking these potentially dangerous dogs, owners must securely leash them and, if warranted, utilize muzzles for added protection. Arizona dog owners who fail to take these responsibilities seriously put innocent people at risk of severe injury or death, and they are legally liable for negligence that results in a fatal Phoenix dog attack.
Lack of Attention of Dog Owners Can Lead to Fatalities
Large dogs and dogs bred to fight possess greater speed and strength than many humans have, particularly children. In addition, even-tempered dogs can have a bad day, putting innocent passersby at risk of a deadly Arizona dog attack. As a rule, owners should only walk dogs on leashes and transport them through public gathering places in appropriate cages or carriers.
The same care is required when the dog is at home. Owners should never allow dogs to roam freely around neighborhoods. Instead, they should make sure that when the dog is in its yard, it is properly fenced in or tied securely to a post and kept under observation. Arizona statutes also mandate that if an owner knows that their dog can be vicious, it must remain in an enclosed yard or confined area with a sign warning others of the dog's dangerous tendencies.
When a Dog Kills, We Pursue Justice
Arizona law states "injury to any person...by a dog while at large shall be the full responsibility of the owner or person or persons responsible for the dog when such damages were inflicted." If someone you love dies because of a dog attack, the Phoenix fatal dog attack attorneys at Breyer Law Offices will investigate and build a solid case proving that you deserve compensation from the dog owner or other responsible party. While no amount of money can bring back your loved one, it can ease the financial burdens caused by the wrongful death and punish the negligent party for failing to keep the public safe. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call one of our Arizona offices at (602) 457-6222, (623) 455-6603, (480) 389-2463, (520) 308-6762 or, en Español, (602) 222-8787. You can also fill out our case form online. We only charge for our services after we recover an acceptable settlement or judgment on your behalf, so contact us today.