Spokane Dog Bite Attorney
Been Seriously Bit By A Dog?
Animal attacks can cause severe, disfiguring injuries. If you have suffered
a dog bite injury, you may have options to seek compensation under personal
Dog bites occur an estimated 4.7 million times in the United States every
year and more than 850,000 dog bites require medical treatment, with the
most frequent victims of dog bites being children under the age of nine.
If you have been attacked or bitten by someone else’s dog you are
entitled to full compensation for the injuries suffered.
In the aftermath of a dog bite, you may require extended treatment, including
facial surgery, medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses that add
up quickly. The dog bite legal specialists at
Sweetser Law Office are here to help. We can investigate the animal, assist in preserving
and preparing evidence, gather medical records and photographs, and contact
witnesses. We are experienced handling severe dog bite claims and will
ensure your rights are protected after an unexpected animal attack.
To learn more about dog bite laws
in Washington and find out if you may have a claim, call the team at Sweetser
Law Office at (509) 219-0020 and schedule a free consultation!
Get Representation from a Trusted Spokane Personal Injury Lawyer
Washington State applies what is known as “strict liability”
against animal owners whose animals bite or attack others. This means
the owner is responsible for the animal regardless of whether the owner
did anything wrong with respect to protecting others from attack, even
if the dog owner had no reason to believe that a pet was dangerous.
Dog attacks can result in any of the following:
- Deep wounds
- Long-term disfigurement
- Nerve damage, cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, not to mention
- Mental and emotional trauma
The dog's owner is responsible for their animal's attack.
What to Do if You Are Bitten by a Dog
If possible, it is important to identify the dog so you may later give
an accurate description to doctors, animal control workers, or legal authorities.
Write down who owns the dog and where the animal lives. Take photographs
of the injuries as soon as you can. Although sometimes difficult, the
dog owner usually can be identified with licensing and vaccination records
as well as witness testimony.
free initial consultation with Sweetser Law Office, our Spokane dog bite lawyer will look into the
animal’s recorded history to determine whether the dog has past
bites and whether the dog had a rabies vaccine.
Give us a call today to begin working on recovering compensation –(509) 219-0020!