Dog Bite Injuries
Dog bite laws in Washington are favorable for victims of dog bites. The Washington statute RCW 16.08.040 describes dog owner liability for a bite:
(1) 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.
This law makes the owner strictly liable for a dog bite.
Dog bites can be very serious, and victims of dog bites deserve to be reimbursed. For instance, dog bite victims can experience physical pain, physical scarring, and emotional trauma. If you have been bitten, you deserve to be compensated.
If you have been bitten, you should get medical attention. Dog bites can cause serious injury and infection. Medical professionals can help evaluate your injury and determine treatment for pain and scarring. Medical professionals can help consult with your attorney in resolving your claim.
We have helped many victims of dog bites receive fair compensation for their injuries. As dog bite lawyers in Spokane, we know Washington law and how to best help you cope with your dog bite injury, and how to receive your fair compensation.