Archive for Dog Related Injuries

The Case of a Deadly Dog-Related Personal Injury

The Case of a Deadly Dog-Related Personal Injury In Becker v. Liu, No. 1 CA-CV 17-0515 (Ariz. Ct. App. Aug. 7, 2018) the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One considered the question of the extent to which dog owners are liable to a house sitter a personal injury caused by their dog. The Court held […]

Dog related injuries: Kaweske vs DeRosa

The Kaweske vs DeRosa case is an interesting personal injury case (dog related injuries) as it defines very clearly how the law construes the notion of “dangerous propensities” on the part of an animal (in this case, a dog) and the notion of “at large” in respect to the freedom of motion given to animals in […]

Dog Bite Injuries Increase in Southern Arizona

According to the Arizona Daily Star, the number of people seeking treatment for dog bite injuries in Southern Arizona nearly doubled between 2008 and 2012. While a number of factors can influence an increase in this type of personal injury, canine experts cite uneducated or inhumane actions of people as the leading cause. For example, […]

Arizona Dog Owners Liable for Attacks on Other Pets

In 2011, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed House Bill 2137, which holds dog owners legally responsible when their dogs attack another person’s pets. The new law classifies a dog attack on another dog as a Class 1 misdemeanor, which carries a potential six-month jail sentence and up to $2,500 in fines. The bill passed after […]

What to Do If You Are Bitten by a Dog

A serious dog bite can be a traumatizing experience potentially requiring emergency medical care, reconstructive surgery, and psychological counseling. Therefore, you may be inclined to seek legal action following a dog attack. In the state of Arizona, dog owners are considered accountable for their pets, and there is no “one bite free” law. This means […]

Dog Bites: They’re More Common than you Think!

Dog may be man’s best friend, but that does not mean we can always control their behavior. Dog bites are much more common than most people think, leading to personal injury law cases and legal proceedings. Check out some of these facts about dog bites: Why Do Dogs Bite People? It is important to understand […]