A dog bite can be a traumatic event for a victim, plus rack up hefty hospital bills and other damages. If this has happened to you or someone you love, can we suggest that you involve a Federal Way dog bite lawyer? There’s no cost to speak with one of the lawyers from our team. Plus, you could learn that you’re eligible to receive a cash settlement for your injuries.
Unfortunately, dog bites are an all-too-common occurrence. Consider these statistics from American Family Physician:
When a dog bites a child, the outcome can be particularly catastrophic, or even fatal. Wounds are more likely on the head and neck, whereas adults tend to receive wounds on their arms or legs. In any case, the emotional trauma from a dog attack can be long lasting.
We’ve written a detailed post about dog bite laws in Washington State that we encourage you to take the time to read. In the meantime, here are some key points to know:
In addition, the City of Federal Way has certain laws about nuisance and trouble dogs. If a dog has bitten twice in a 5-year period, it may be removed or put down. Nuisance dogs are also prohibited from running loose at parks.
To sum it up, both city and state laws favor dog bite victims and owners are responsible for their pets at all times. If you’ve been injured by someone else’s dog, this is good news for you. A skilled lawyer can help leverage these laws to your benefit.
If you are aware of an aggressive dog, you can reach out the Animal Services Unit in Federal Way for help. The Unit is staffed 7 days a week from 10am until 8pm and can respond to calls about loose dogs, barking dogs, or other animal welfare matters.
Call 253.835.7387 to reach someone from the Animal Services Unit. However, call 911 anytime there is an emergency (such as an active dog attack or life-threatening injuries).
Don’t hesitate to reach out to a Federal Way dog bite lawyer from our team. We’d be happy to schedule a free case review so we can hear more about what happened to you. All conversations are confidential and you are under no obligation when you meet with us. In other words, you risk nothing to learn more about your legal options.