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Dog bites can come out of nowhere, even from animals we’d never dream of attacking a human. If you’ve been attacked or bitten by a dog, you have dozens of things to worry about—doctor visits and medical bills, possible time missed from work, pain...the list goes on and on. But if your bite was caused by the negligence of the dog’s owner, you may be entitled to compensation. Blackwell Ruiz is here to help.
Our team of experienced attorneys has a track record of seeking and winning state maximum payouts for our clients, including devastating dog bite cases. We’re committed to fast results, open client communication, and exceptional client care. With our team in your corner, rest assured that your case is in great hands.
The Blackwell Ruiz 3-Part Pledge
We vow to do everything in our ability to get the maximum payout for ALL of our clients. We will never settle for less.
We vow to always give each and every one of our clients our full attention. We will never lapse on communication.
We vow to work tirelessly to ensure each case is resolved as fast as possible so you can get the money you deserve.
You need the best attorneys fighting for you
Why Choose Us?
Our lawyers are experienced at winning all types of personal injury cases, including dog bite cases, dog bites, motorcycle accident cases, traumatic brain injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home injuries, and much more.
Access to an Elite Attorney
You will always have access to one of our elite attorneys. We will never dump your case onto a paralegal or caseworker.
We exclusively focus on personal injury cases and nothing else. That means we also exclusively focus on winning personal injury cases.
Contingency Fees Only
We take all of our cases on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing out of pocket until we’ve won your case.
Honesty & Transparency
You’ll never be in the dark. We take client communication seriously and will always keep you updated on your case status.
Fastest results possible
Hard work today means money in your pocket tomorrow. We work fast because we know you’re depending on us to secure your future.
Clients love us because we give 100% to see you and your case succeed. We deliver a personal touch that’s sorely lacking from most law firms.
The Dog Bites Law Firm Serving Phoenix
Dog Bites Info
Victims are often just as shocked as dog owners when our canine friends turn vicious. Even seemingly calm, gentle dogs can attack with little or no warning. In these situations, it’s difficult to protect yourself from harm—and the results can be terrifying.
After an attack, it’s natural for the victim to seek compensation from the dog’s owner to cover medical bills and possible rehabilitation costs associated with their injuries—and in Arizona, victims are protected by very strict dog bite liability laws.
If you’ve sustained any sort of injuries from a dog bite or attack, you could be entitled to compensation. Some of the most common types of injuries suffered by dog bite victims include but aren’t limited to:
Even if you weren’t bitten, you could still be the victim of a dog attack. For example, if you were injured while running away from an aggressive animal, you could still be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
That’s where our attorneys come in. Blackwell Ruiz will investigate your attack, build your case, and help you win the compensation you deserve. We’re here to make this difficult time as easy as we can, however we can.
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Legal Questions? Talk to a top attorney
Besides dog bite cases, our firm has experience building and winning cases for all types of personal injury victims across the state of Arizona. If you’ve been hurt due to the negligence of another, we’re here to help set things right.
Dog bites are a common occurrence across the state, and we’re proud to represent victims from every corner of Arizona—Phoenix, Flagstaff, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, San Tan Valley, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Gilbert, Chandler and beyond.
Like many other law firms, Blackwell Ruiz charges clients contingency fees—which equals a percentage of your total settlement or verdict. That means zero fees and zero stress until we’ve won your case.
If you believe your case is cut-and-dry simple, or you’re not seeking a large amount of damages, it’s possible that you don’t need a lawyer. However, most cases are not simple—and victims who self-represent tend to receive lower payouts on average.
Arizona has relatively strict dog bite laws, but not every dog bite victim has a case. The only way to know for sure if you have a winning case or not is to consult with a Phoenix dog bite attorney for a case evaluation.
As with many personal injury law firms, our dog bite lawyer in Phoenix AZ won’t charge you nothing unless you win. We don’t believe it’s fair to take even more of your hard-earned money while you wait for results from your lawyer.
That depends. Every case is different, with varying levels of complexity. Some simple cases can be resolved (relatively) quickly, while more complicated cases with large sums of money involved will tend to take longer.
It’s our goal to fight for every penny you deserve, and we’re often able to achieve that goal through fair settlements outside of court. However, if your case does go to trial, don’t worry—we’ll help you prepare well in advance.
For dog bites, Arizona is a strict liability state. That means that regardless of whether a dog has bitten someone before and regardless of whether or not the owner knew their dog was capable of biting someone, they can still be held liable for your injuries.
If you’ve heard of the term “statute of limitations,” you may already be aware that there are time limits in place for accident victims to pursue compensation. In Arizona, these limits can vary from case to case, making it critical that you begin the legal process ASAP.
It’s difficult for anyone to estimate the true value of your case at first, so take estimates from other lawyers with a grain of salt. As your case develops, we’ll have more information available to give you an estimated payout amount.
Under Arizona state law, you are lawfully present when you are the guest of the dog’s owner, are on the owner’s property pursuant to municipal ordinance or to perform duty under the laws of the state or federal government, or are invited by the dog’s owner.
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