Dog Bite Injuries Are Severe — And Can Happen Anywhere
Seattle is a very dog-friendly city. Dogs are prevalent in our parks, on our sidewalks and even in our cafes and local businesses. Most dogs do not pose a threat to humans — but in the rare cases when they attack, the injuries they cause can be catastrophic.
You were minding your own business when someone else’s dog attacked and bit you, leaving a serious injury. The law firm of Elk & Elk can help you hold the negligent owner responsible and seek compensation for your damages. With 50 years of experience, we have helped dog attack survivors recover millions of dollars in damages.
When Dogs Attack, Owners Are Responsible
In Washington state, dog owners are liable for their pets’ actions. If a dog attacked you in a public location and you did not provoke the animal, the law is clear: The owner is liable.
However, there is a statute of limitations to dog bite claims. You must file your personal injury claim within three years of the attack; otherwise, you may not receive compensation.
Sometimes, Legal Action Is The Only Way To Get Compensation
Many survivors do not want to file claims against the dog’s owner. Often, they love dogs themselves and fear that the animal will be put to sleep. But taking legal action against the owner is often the only way to recover full compensation for your damages. Elk & Elk can help you with your claim, protect your rights and stand up to negligent dog owners.
Did You Survive A Dog Bite? Get A Free Consultation.
Schedule a free, no-risk, no-obligation consultation with Elk & Elk to discuss your dog attack case. To get your free consultation, use our online contact form or call us at 1-844-355-9378 to schedule an appointment. Our team is here to help you.