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Dog Bites

Dog bites are a major problem and victims should talk to a personal injury attorney. Each day, over 1,000 U.S. citizens require emergency treatment for dog bite injury. One out of every six victims of a dog bite is so seriously injured, they require medical attention. Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Tacoma handle dog bite claims in Pierce County, King County, Thurston County, and Kitsap County.

The combination of Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Presa Canarios, and their mixes are responsible for:

  • 80% of dog bite attacks that induce bodily harm
  • 70% of dog bite attacks to children
  • 83% of dog bite attacks to adults
  • 69% of dog bite attacks that result in fatalities
  • 75% of dog bite attacks result in maiming

These dog breeds pose such a threat many cities throughout the country have banned them. Dog bites can product a number of injuries. They include:

  • Abrasions
  • Puncture wounds
  • Tearing wounds
  • Scars
  • Broken bones
  • Crush injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Rabies
  • Emotional trauma

If dog bite injuries go untreated can be severe and result in an infection, or even death.

Don’t ever make the assumption that a dog is trained or gentle. Even the most temperate dog has the potential to become a threat under certain circumstances. If you are attacked by a dog, you do have the right, in many cases, to file a personal injury claim. You may be entitled for compensation including:

  • Emergency medical care and follow-up care
  • Plastic surgery
  • Future medical expenses
  • Disability
  • Crush injuries
  • Wage loss

It is very likely that you will have many questions after a dog bite. Common questions include:?

  • Do I have a valid dog bite claim?
  • What is the process of a personal injury claim for a dog bite?
  • What insurance is available for a dog bite claim and what will it cover?
  • Who is responsible to to pay my medical bills?
  • I’m in pain but I don’t have a doctor. Where should for medical treatment?
  • The insurance company is calling me, should I talk to them?
  • What can I do if the other driver has no insurance?
  • How much does a personal injury attorney cost?
  • Can I handle my personal injury claim myself?
  • How should I choose a personal injury attorney?

The Tacoma-Seattle-Olympia area personal injury attorneys at Ladenburg Law answer these questions every day. It is free to talk to an personal injury attorney at Ladenburg Law so please call and get all your questions about dog bite claims answered. Ladenburg law attorneys are skilled at handling dog bite claims. We’ll launch a thorough investigation to collect evidence and do our best to get you the reparations and justice you deserve. Visit our results page to see how we’ve helped other accident victims.

If you’ve been injured as the result of a dog owner’s negligence, contact us to set up a free consultation. (253) 272-5226.

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