Washington Dog Bite Lawyers
There’s a reason why dogs are known as man’s best friend. When owners properly train and care for them, dogs are wonderful companions and a loving addition to any family. However, not all owners properly train and care for their dogs. Sometimes, they’re neglectful or careless, causing their dogs to become aggressive and attack people. According to the law, it’s the owner’s responsibility to deal with the consequences of these situations. Washington’s dog bite statute enables dog attack victims to get full and fair compensation for unfortunate health, financial, and other outcomes. This page gives you information about what to do after a dog attack.
Injuries Resulting From Dog Attacks
Victims of dog attacks suffer from physical injuries like deep cuts, muscle and tendon damage, broken bones, and blood loss. They may suffer from mental, psychological, and emotional damage as well. Often, children are the victims of dog bites with injuries and trauma lasting a lifetime. All of these unfortunate outcomes have financial and other consequences on victims and their families.
What To Do After A Dog Attack
After a dog attack, there are a few things you should do to help preserve the value of your claim. If possible, document the names and phone numbers of anyone involved, including the dog owner and any witnesses. Take photos of the scene and your injuries, and call the authorities if appropriate (police or 911 for emergency medical assistance). If there’s surveillance footage from the area or a 911 tape, request these pieces of evidence as soon as possible. You’ll also want to get pictures of your injuries as they are healing.
There’s A Deadline For Every Dog Bite Case
If you want to preserve your right to dog attack compensation, you should know there is a deadline associated with your case. This deadline is called a statute of limitations. There are various factors which impact the statute of limitations for any given situation, which is why we recommend contacting a Washington dog bite lawyer as soon as reasonably possible. An attorney with expertise in this area will ensure that you do not miss the opportunity to pursue your case should you decide to do so.
Dog Bite Lawyers At Premier Law Group
Premier Law Group is Washington’s premier personal injury law firm. We are best described as a down-to-earth team, dedicated to exceptional client service, specializing in personal injury law, and committed to our communities – guaranteed. Our Washington dog bite lawyers can make sure you have all necessary pieces of evidence and walk you through your legal options. Call 206.285.1743 to schedule a free case review today. If you decide to hire us, there is no legal fee until you settle or win your case.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Bites
What’s The Best Way To Treat A Dog Bite?
In the absence of instructions from your health care provider, treat your dog bite wound by doing the following:
- Wash the wound with mild soap, and run warm water over it for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Slow the bleeding with a clean cloth.
- Apply an antibiotic cream.
- Wrap the wound in a clean bandage.
- Keep the wound bandaged and go see a doctor.
- Change the bandage several times a day and follow any doctor recommendations.
- Watch for signs of complications including infection, swelling, more pain than usual, fever, and redness.
What’s The Typical Statute Of Limitations On Dog Bites In Washington State?
Remember that a statute of limitations is a deadline by which you must settle a case or file a lawsuit. You lose your right to compensation if you don’t do either of these things before the deadline. In general, the statute of limitations for dog bites is 3 years from the date of the injury. There are certain conditions that may extend or shorten the statute of limitations, which is why it’s important to speak to a Washington dog bite lawyer well before the three-year mark. We recommend reviewing your case and options with an experienced attorney right after the attack. Call Premier Law Group at 206.285.1743 to schedule a complimentary case review.
If I Hire A Washington Dog Bite Lawyer, How Long Will It Take To Settle My Claim?
It’s difficult to answer this question because every case is different. One thing that’s for certain is you should be done treating or have a permanent prognosis before your Washington dog bite lawyer tries to settle your case. Otherwise, you may end up with a settlement that fails to cover your expenses and fairly compensate you for the situation. Call Premier Law Group at 206.285.1743 today to schedule a free case review. Once we understand the context of your situation, we can provide more information.
What To Expect When You Contact And Work With Premier Law Group
- We’re accessible. When you contact us about your personal injury matter, you’ll speak directly with an attorney – not just a receptionist or intake specialist.
- We’re straightforward. No game-playing here – we want to help you towards your goals. For example, we’ll be upfront about whether you even need an attorney to settle your claim.
- We care. We’re real people who help real people with real problems. You’ve been wronged and you deserve an experience and outcome that makes things as right as possible.
Our mission is to ensure that everyone who contacts us becomes more informed about their legal options – whether we represent them or not. Call 206.285.1743 today to schedule a free dog bite case review.
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