Washington law is very clear when it comes to dog bites " dog owners are strictly liable for injuries by a dog bite, except in cases of trespasser provocation. That means that if you were bitten by a dog, regardless of whether the dog was dangerous, you can hold the owner of the dog responsible and seek compensation for your injuries and medical bills.
In dog bite cases, you can recover damages whether or not the dog had bitten before, even if it is not a "dangerous breed". While dangerous breeds are more likely to be involved in a dog attack, even gentle dogs can become aggressive. That is why Washington law protects all victims because the legislature has acknowledged that dog owners have theÃ‚ responsibility to train their pet.
In many cases, the owner's insurance policy will cover the liability for dog bites as part of the homeowners policy. After you have been injured by a dog bite, we handle discussions with the insurance company to maximize your recovery. With more than 30 years of experience protecting injured victims, our lawyers know how to achieve results after an accident.
Our lawyers will identify sources of compensation for your dog bite injury claim, handle discussions with the dog's owner and insurance company, and then work with medical experts to calculate the claim's full value. we work to ensure that you are treated fairly by the insurance companies and to relieve you of a burden following your injury.
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