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Arizona Statutes Regarding Dog Owners
  • If the liability is determined by a statute then the limitations period is one year after the cause of action accrues. A.R.S. §12-541.
  • This applies to most dog bites. 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. A.R.S. §11-1020.
  • The dog owner which bites a person who is in or on a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the dog owner, is liable for injury to the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of this. A.R.S. §11-1025.
  • An injured person is lawfully in or on the private property of the dog owner when an invitee or guest or when in performance of a duty imposed by law. A.R.S. §11-1026.
  • Provocation is a defense that the owner can use, determined by a reasonable person standard, to defend against the claim for damages by the injured person. A.R.S. §11-1027.
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