In an effort to prevent dog attacks and the spread of rabies, the state of Arizona has very strict leash laws meant to keep owners in control of their pets. Arizona Revised Statutes §11-1012 states that neither female dogs in heat nor vicious dogs are allowed to run free. If a rabies quarantine is put in place, all dogs must be confined to their owner's property or kept on a leash when off the property. This leash may be no longer than six feet long. Dogs must also be on a leash when on the property of a public park or public school, or enclosed in a car or cage that is safe for the animal.
If you were attacked by a dog because its owner failed to follow Arizona's leash laws, you have every right to file a claim for personal injury. The owner is liable for your damages as long as you are able to prove that they were not complying with A.R.S. §11-1012. This can be proven through witness statements, photos, police statements, and more. A Phoenix personal injury attorney from Friedl Richardson can help you gather this evidence, so call our firm as soon as possible to learn how we can help.
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