Olympia Dog Bite Lawyer

According to the CDC, there are 4.7 million dog bites each year. While some of these are minor events, others are serious, resulting in severe injury or death.

The attorneys at Ladenburg Law have experience helping victims of dog bites win settlements. To learn more about your eligibility to obtain damages, get in touch with our Olympia dog bite lawyers today.

Steps to Take After a Dog Bite

After being bitten or attacked by a dog, here are the steps you should take:

  1. Seek medical care. Always call 911 if the injuries are severe or life-threatening. Even if the bite seems minor, there is a risk of infection. It’s better to err on the side of caution.
  2. Report the incident to authorities. Make sure to report the incident to animal control. Residents of Thurston County can do so by calling (360) 352-2510. You may also need to report the attack to the Olympia Police Department. To reach the non-emergency line, call (360) 704-2740.
  3. Call our law offices. When you bring one of our skilled dog bite attorneys to help early in the process, we are better positioned to build your case and reduce your legal stress.

Time is of the essence with each of these steps to ensure your healing and help alert authorities to the threat to others.

Laws Regarding Dog Bites in Olympia

The good news is that as a victim, the law is on your side. In the State of Washington, the dog owner is liable for paying for your damages, such as medical bills. (RCW 16.08.040)

For further reading, please see our article about how Washington State law protects dog bite victims.

Receiving Compensation for your Dog Bite

You already know that a dog bite is going to rack up medical bills. However, our clients are often surprised when they realize that the actual cost includes much more than that.

Here are some of the expenses our clients have received after a dog bite:

  • Lost wages
  • Therapy costs
  • Plastic/Reconstructive surgery
  • Disability
  • Pain & Suffering

The true compensation you need after a dog bite is often much higher than what insurance companies will offer you. We review each of our client’s cases to determine the full picture of what they are owed.

Our Olympia Dog Bite Attorneys are Here to Help

The first step to learning if you have are eligible to obtain compensation is to call our Olympia dog bite lawyers today. We are pleased to offer free, no-obligation consultations. After meeting, we’ll be able to identify your legal options.

Don’t delay; you have a limited time to file a dog bite lawsuit in Washington State. Let us take the legal stress off your plate so you can focus on your healing.

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