Dog Bite Injury
Have You Experienced a Dog Bite Injury in Arizona?
A dog bite can be a serious injury to manage, leading to complicated medical issues that must be addressed immediately. After being bitten by a dog, call animal control to make sure that the dog has been secured preventing further injury to anyone else. It is also a good idea to have documentation and witnesses of the occurrence in case you need to recover medical costs, and loss of wages associated to the incident. Once the animal has been secured follow these 7 steps right away to avoid further risk to your health.
- Wash the wound using mild soap and run warm tap water over it for five to 10 minutes.
- Slow the bleeding with a clean cloth applying pressure until the bleeding slows or stops.
- Apply over-the-counter antibiotic cream.
- Wrap the wound in a sterile bandage.
- Schedule an appointment with your primary care physician.
- Change the bandage regularly once you have been seen by your doctor.
- Watch for signs of infection, including redness, swelling, increased pain and fever.
Experiencing a dog bite can be traumatic, and the affects of the attack could affect your well being for a very long time. If you have been the victim of a dog bite? Call Garrison Law Firm, the father and son law team to evaluate your case and determine the best path for recovery. We specialize in handling dog bite cases in Arizona and can assist you in gaining fair compensation for your injury.
Please refer to the Cleveland Clinic for 7 Steps to treating a dog bite.
Who is Responsible for a Dog Bite Injury?
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Can Anyone Other Than The Owner Of The Dog Be Responsible To a Dog Bite Victim?
Injury to any person or damage to any property by a dog while at large shall be the full responsibility of the dog owner or person or persons responsible for the dog when such damages were inflicted.
Temporary ownership may give rise to liability. Under the definition section of Arizona Revised Statutes Section 11-1001 (10) owner is defined as “any person keeping an animal other than livestock for more than six consecutive days”. Generally, landlords cannot be held liable for the damages caused by a tenants vicious dog unless the landlord knew that the dog was present and the landlord was aware of its dangerous propensities. If the lease of the tenant provides provisions against having dogs, dogs of a certain breed, or large dogs and the landlord is knowledgeable that those provisions are being breached, then the landlord may also be responsible. Indeed, this author recovered a substantial amount for a young boy that was bit by a large breed dog when the lease of the landlord contained prohibition against dogs over 40 pounds.