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Dog Bites

It’s hard to imagine the trauma caused by a dog bite until it’s happened to you or someone you love. On top of medical costs, you have the emotional toll from a frightening event.

what to do about a dog bite

Our attorneys in Tacoma have worked with clients – just like you – put their lives back together after a dog bite. We have helped clients in Pierce County, King County, Thurston County, and Kitsap County.

What should I do after a dog bite?

First, seek medical care! Always call 911 if the injuries are severe or life-threatening.

It’s important that a physician has assessed all of your injuries. Sometimes, infections happen when dog bites go untreated. Make sure that your doctor documents the extent of your injuries. If you’re able, we recommend that you take photos of all your wounds.

What is the Washington State law about dog bites and attacks?

In Washington State, the law is on the side of the victim. That means that the dog owner is liable for paying for your damages, such as medical bills.

We’ve written more about what Washington State law says about dog bites on our blog.

What kind of compensation could I receive for my dog bite?

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

Here are some of the expenses we’ve helped our clients recover from 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 insurance companies will offer you. We review each of our client’s cases to determine the full picture of what they are owed.

How could a dog bite attorney help me?

Healing physically and emotionally from a dog bite takes time. We’d love the opportunity to take these parts of the process off your plate:

  • End your contact with the dog owner
  • Phone call and mail from the insurance company
  • Navigating Washington State law for your unique case
  • Uncovering hidden expenses you’ll need compensation for
  • Fighting for the best compensation for your case
  • Answering any questions you have about the process, as they arise

Over the years, we’ve helped many clients receive fair settlements for their dog bite injuries. Do not handle this on your own.

Please call us today at 253.272.5226 for a no-fee, no-obligation consultation. We welcome the opportunity to hear what happened and help you heal.





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