You’ve been bit by someone’s dog, you may have permanent injuries and scaring. Your medical bills are outrageous. What should you do?

Almost 4.5 million people in the US are bit by dogs every year. Half of the people bit are children and 20 per cent of dog bites cause injuries that require medical attention. in 2012 almost 30,000 people in America needed reconstructive surgery.

Washington State Dog Bites Liability

RCW 16.08.0040 – The owner of any dog which shall bite any person while such person is in or on a public place or lawfully in or on a private place including the property of the owner of such dog, shall be liable for such damages as may be suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of such dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness

Provocation Defense

Proof of provocation of the attack by the injured person shall be a complete defense to an action for damages RCW 16.08.060

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If you or someone you care about has been attacked and injured by a dog in Kirkland, Washington or anywhere in King County contact our office for a free consultation. The owner of the dog and/or their homeowner assurance might be obligated to pay for you injuries and pain and suffering.


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