Dogs injure over 4 million Americans each year. Every 40 seconds someone in the United States seeks medical attention due to a dog bite-related injury.
If a dog bite or attack injured you, it is important to seek medical attention right away and contact a Tacoma dog bite lawyer as soon as possible.
Dog bites can result in long-term and even debilitating injuries if not treated by a medical professional. They can also become infected.
After a dog bite or attack, doctors recommend seeking medical attention in less than 24 hours. A dog bite injury can also lead to scarring, long-term pain, mutilation, and the potential of being unable to work for weeks or months.
Other injuries can come from the dog knocking bicyclists or pedestrians to the ground. This can result in fractures and dislocations.
If you or someone in your family has suffered from these or other injuries, a Tacoma dog bite lawyer can help you seek financial recovery. Contact the Law Offices of Michael Clark today and a member of our legal team will discuss your options with you.
OUR TACOMA DOG BITE LAWYERS ARE HERE FOR YOU
The best way to get compensation for your dog bite injuries is by hiring a skilled attorney. Our dog bite lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael Clark are familiar with Washington State’s dog bite law legislature under RCW 16.08.040.
“The owner of any dog which must 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, will 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.”
Dog owners are liable for any injuries to other people, both in public or if the person is legally on your property and did not provoke the dog, and subsequently will be required to pay for the damaged received as a result of the dog attack.
THE LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL CLARK HAS YOUR BACK
Dog bites effect millions of people each year in the United States, leaving some with serious, permanent, and even fatal injuries. Dog bite victims and their families should not have to pay for their damages caused from a dog owner’s negligence.
With over 25 years of experience, The Law Offices of Michael Clark will help you hold them accountable for the injuries you have sustained. Contact us today at 253.573.1000 to discuss your case or schedule a free consultation today.
 Full state name: West’s Revised code of Washington ANNOTATED. TITLE 16. animals and Livestock. Chapter 16.08. DOGS. (1970. November 01). Retrieved April 28, 2021, from https://www.animallaw.info/statute/wa-dangerous-dog-1608040-dog-bites-liability-and-dangerous-dogs-and-related-provisions#s16.08.040