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What if the Injured Person Provoked and Attack by the Dog, am I Liable for the Injuries?
In Washington, the owner of a dog who causes injury to another is typically strictly liable for all injuries and damages. However; under Washington law if the injured person provoked an attack by the dog, then you have a complete defense against any action for damages.
I Was Bit by A Dog and Did Not Provoke the Dog, What Can I Do?
If you have been injured by a dog that you did not provoke then the owner of the dog is liable for the injuries and damages you incur.
If you have been bit by a dog then you should:
- Report the incident to your local animal control or police department.
- Seek the necessary medical attention for your injuries.
- Contact Parke Gordon Law Firm to discuss your personal injury case for free at 509-582-7274.
The Washington law providing for provocation of a dog as a defense is as follows:
RCW 16.08.060: Provocation as a defense.
Proof of provocation of the attack by the injured person shall be a complete defense to an action for damages.
If you have been injured by a dog that you did not provoke then you need an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney on your side. The attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm have represented
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