The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that nearly 5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year. Many of the victims are young children who innocently want to pet or play with an animal they believe they can trust. Every day, the report concludes, more than 1,000 people will go to hospitals for emergency treatment because of dog bites. Financially, more than $345 million is paid to victims every year by homeowner insurance carriers.
Free Initial Consultation About Your Dog Attack Injury with No Attorney's Fees Unless You Obtain Money for Your Animal Bite Claim.
If you or a child in your family has been bitten by a dog, the personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Magnuson Lowell P.S. can help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, pain, scarring and disability for your injuries.
Our attorneys combine our decades of personal injury trial experience to provide vigorous and effective representation that focuses on helping you get the maximum money damages. We take dog bite cases seriously and typically advance the costs of investigating your claim and negotiating a fair settlement offer. In the rare event that a case goes to trial, our lawyers use a team approach to present the clearest, strongest case possible to obtain a favorable jury verdict.
What To Do If You Have Been Bitten By A Dog
There are some important steps you should take if you have been bitten by a dog in Washington, which include:
- Getting the name and address of the dog's owner, if the owner is present. If the owner is not present, try to write down a clear description of the dog and circumstances of the bite. Safely try to determine whether the dog is wearing a collar with tags.
- Getting to a doctor and have the injury treated. Even if the wound does not seem serious, dog bite injuries often result in infections and other diseases that take time to show up.
- Calling animal control and report the attack.
- Contacting the owner to request the dog's current shot record, if available.
- Not discussing money damages with the owner. Don't accept any money offered.
- Getting photos of the dog if possible. Take photos of your injuries if you can.
- Talk to an experienced personal injury attorney about your best legal options for recovering money damages. In many cases, the dog owner's insurance company will pay all damages and the dog's owner will not be financially affected by a settlement offer.
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Contact us to schedule a free consultation about your dog bite or other animal attack, right away. Our experienced attorneys can discuss your case and legal options with you. Call us at 425-242-4021 or 888-312-9484.