First and foremost, visit a doctor immediately after being bitten to be evaluated. By and large, dog bites could cause serious infection, injury or even death.
Second, hire an attorney experienced with handling dog bite cases to take care of your case. In any case, you will need detailed information about the situation such as a detailed description of the surrounding area where the bite took place, the name and phone number of the dog owner and the names and phone numbers of any witnesses.
Dog Bite Law in Washington
In the state of Washington, a dog owner is liable for the dog bit if:
- the dog was not provoked by the injured person, and
- the dog bit occurred in a public place or lawfully in a private place.
Hire an Attorney Right Away
At this point, make sure to hire an experienced dog bit injury attorney to handle your case. Strangely enough, in Washington, the statute of limitations limits the amount of time available to file a dog bite injury lawsuit. For this reason, hiring an attorney right away is in your best interest to make sure you fall under the state statue of limitations and be able to recall any and all details from the incident. Waiting too long to file your case could leave you without a hearing, thus, you won’t have a case.
Damages You Can Recover
Ultimately, some damages you can expect to recover from a dog bite may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages for time off work
- Property damage
- Medical expenses
Get the legal help you need to get the most settlement out of your dog bite injury you can. Mat Parke is an experienced and trusted attorney fit to handle dog bite injuries. Call (509) 582-7274 today for a free consultation. You pay no attorney fees until your case is settled.
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