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. To learn more about your eligibility to obtain damages, get in touch with a Olympia dog bite lawyer today.
The attorneys at Ladenburg Law have experience helping victims of dog bites win settlements.
After being bitten or attacked by a dog, here are the steps you should take:
Time is of the essence with each of these steps to ensure your healing and help alert authorities to the threat to others.
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.
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:
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.
The first step to learning if you have are eligible to obtain compensation is to call a Olympia dog bite lawyer from our team 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.