Dog Bites & Attacks

In Arizona, the aftermath of dog bites and attacks can be overwhelming, leaving victims with significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Geoff Trachtenberg, recognized as one of Arizona’s top personal injury attorneys, brings unparalleled expertise and compassion to every case. With a track record of securing justice for victims of dog bites, Geoff understands the intricacies of Arizona’s dog bite laws and is committed to advocating for the rights of those injured. Choosing Geoff Trachtenberg means partnering with a dedicated professional who will fight to ensure you receive the compensation and support necessary for your recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions:

A level 1 dog bite involves no skin contact by the teeth and no puncture wound, typically considered a "snap" or "attempted bite" without actual injury.

A level 2 dog bite involves teeth contact with skin but no puncture wound, possibly leaving a mark or superficial abrasion from the dog’s teeth or nails.

Level 3 dog bites are characterized by one to four shallow puncture wounds in the skin, often less deep than the length of the dog's tooth.

Compensation for a level 4 dog bite, which includes one to four punctures from a single bite with at least one deep puncture, depends on various factors like medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Geoff Trachtenberg can help maximize the compensation based on the specifics of your case.

A major dog bite in Arizona typically involves multiple bites with deep punctures or attacks that result in severe injuries or disfigurement, demanding comprehensive legal representation for rightful compensation.

In Arizona, the dog's owner is usually held liable for any harm the dog causes, regardless of the dog's past behavior, under the state's strict liability laws.

Arizona does not follow a "one bite" rule. Instead, dog owners can be held liable for dog bite injuries even if the dog has never bitten someone before or shown aggression.

Arizona's vicious dog law pertains to dogs that have previously bitten someone or behaved in a manner that indicates they are likely to cause serious injury or death, requiring owners to take specific precautions.

It's recommended to report a dog bite as soon as possible. Arizona law requires dog bites to be reported immediately to the proper authorities, mainly for public safety and rabies control purposes.

Yes, victims of dog bites in Arizona have the right to sue the dog owner for damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages, among others.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, don't navigate this difficult time alone. Contact me, Geoff Trachtenberg, today for a free case evaluation. Let's discuss how I can help you achieve the justice and compensation you deserve. Together, we can turn this challenging chapter of your life into a story of resilience and recovery.