The physical and emotional trauma that results from a dog attack can be overwhelming. However, knowing who to turn to in advance can bring peace of mind. The attorneys of Quick Law Group, PLLC, are well-versed in the unique dog bite laws in Washington state, and can establish liability to ensure you receive justice. Throughout all stages of the legal process, we can educate you as to your rights to help you pursue the best course of action. When you trust your legal needs to Elizabeth Quick and Matthew Quick in Bellevue, WA, you can feel confident that you will receive sound counsel and strong litigation when necessary. If you are the victim of a dog attack, contact our firm today to receive a free consultation with a dog bite lawyer.
Dog Bite Laws in Washington
Washington State has a favorable statute for dog bite victims and has adopted "strict liability" laws. This means that a dog owner can be held responsible the first time a dog bites, even if the owner had no reason to believe the dog was dangerous. Our team is highly knowledgeable of the nuances of Washington law, and will hold dog owners financially responsible for any physical, emotional, and financial damages incurred after an accident.
At Quick Law Group, PLLC, we have been successfully advocating for dog bite victims for nearly 10 years and can provide sound legal counsel and aggressive litigation.
In the state of Washington, a dog owner can be held responsible for a dog bite if:
- The incident occurred in a public area or lawfully in a private place
- The dog was unprovoked
- The dog owner failed to control or restrain the dog
These laws apply to all dog owners, even if the dog has never acted aggressively or bitten before. However, if a dog with a known history of violent behavior bites someone, the owner can be found negligent and will be prosecuted accordingly. Under the statute of limitations in Washington, all dog bite lawsuits must be filed within three years of the incident.
Dog bites can be painful and result in lingering discomfort and subsequent health conditions. Thousands of victims each year seek medical attention for serious injuries after facing a dog bite or dog attack. Many of these injuries require multiple surgeries and can lead to scarring, infections, and longterm disfigurement. In severe cases, dog attacks can even result in death. If a dog owner is found responsible or negligent, victims can secure significant compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. At our practice, we will are dedicated to advocating for our clients and will handle your case with care and consideration.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite, hiring an attorney who is well-versed in Washington personal injury law is critical to the success of your claim. At Quick Law Group, PLLC, we have been successfully advocating for dog bite victims for nearly 10 years and can provide sound legal counsel and aggressive litigation. Our attorneys work on a contingency basis and will not collect any fees until we have reached a settlement or verdict. To schedule your free initial consultation with one of our attorneys today, contact us online or call us at (425) 576-8150.