Dog Bites/Animal Attacks

Have you been injured by a dog or other animal?

The state of Arizona recognizes your right to financial compensation for injuries resulting from a pet owner's negligence.

How?

By enacting a "strict liability" law regarding animal attacks.

Simply put, under Arizona's dog bite law, if you are lawfully on one's property and are bitten by a dog, you are probably owed compensation. You do not need to prove that the animal owner was at fault. Instead, fault is basically assumed. The primary remaining questions are if certain technical automatic defenses may apply, and how much compensation are you owed.

We are highly experienced in helping injured clients obtaining their maximum financial compensation following dog bites, dog attacks and other animal-related injuries. Each partner at our firm has:

  • Practiced personal injury and insurance law for over 20 years
  • Has worked as an insurance defense attorney for more than 15 years

By combining our experience fighting for injured clients with our first-hand experience regarding how insurance companies fight to minimize payouts, we are able to effectively fight for your rights.

A Recent Case Illustrates Our Effectiveness

A recent client was attacked by a dog while visiting a home. She suffered facial injuries and needed to work with surgeons to minimize scarring. Our representation resulted in a confidential six-figure settlement.

Arizona Law Requires Fast Action

While Arizona strict liability law enables a fair resolution for dog bite claims, injured individuals must act quickly. If you fail to file your claim within a year of your accident, you may be barred from pursuing compensation. For a no-charge discussion of your dog bite and animal attack case, contact our firm as soon as possible.

Contact McNamara Goldsmith, Tucson's Complex Litigation Lawyers

We're dedicated to serving clients in Tucson and throughout Southern Arizona. There is never a charge for initial consultation. To speak with a McNamara Goldsmith attorney, call 520-624-0126.