Dog Bite Attorney

Dog Bite Injury Attorney in Kent, WA

If you have suffered personal injuries as the result of a dog attack, we can help.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the U.S. In addition to severe physical injuries, dog bite victims may suffer from emotional side effects such as post-traumatic stress. If you have fallen prey to a dog and are significantly injured, give us a call.

Our Dog Bite Injury Attorneys have the experience you need.

The injured victim of a dog attack has the right to claim just compensation from a dog owner. Needless to say, often times emotions run high for both the victim and the dog owner after an attack. You are well advised to get an attorney involved if your injuries are significant. 

In most dog bite injury cases, the pet owner’s homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy covers the victim’s expenses. The Personal Injury attorneys at Ayan Law Office have experience with dog bite cases and will fight to get you the maximum compensation possible. 

With all the various local ordinances and laws at play, it is in your best interests to call an experienced attorney as soon as possible after an injury.

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When Should I Hire a Dog Bite Attorney?

Since you are reading this, the answer is likely NOW!  It’s always best to call a personal injury lawyer sooner rather than later, preferably as soon as possible after being injured. Once hired, a personal injury lawyer cuts off all communication between you and the insurance adjuster to ensure that nothing you say can be used against you.  Insurance companies often pressure claimants into a quick settlement to avoid paying what you deserve. 

It’s also vital that you hire a personal injury attorney early so that we can investigate the incident, establish liability and preserve evidence.  Hiring a lawyer as soon as possible will ensure that your legal rights are protected from the beginning and that we can fight for the compensation that you are entitled to and deserve.

Our initial consultations are free so you have nothing to lose.

In Washington, dog bite cases fall under an area of personal injury law known as “strict liability.”

Strict liability means that individuals can be held accountable for the actions of their pets, even if they didn’t intend for anything to happen. There are, however, situations in which strict liability will not apply. 

A dog’s owner may claim that you were in a place where you had no legal right to be or that you did something to provoke the animal.   Because of the many defenses that may be raised, it is always best to hire an attorney if you have been seriously injured.

What Should I Expect After Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?

Our hope is that you will feel less stressed knowing that you can focus on your health while we focus on your claim. Your priority should be recovering from your injuries, not battling with an insurance company. 

Once hired, we will take over all communication with the insurance company.  Our attorneys will keep you informed and help you in any way we can.  We will take the time to understand how the injuries are impacting you and your loved ones so that we can fight for the maximum compensation that you are entitled to and deserve.  Your monetary award may be the result of rigorous settlement negotiations or awarded at trial. We won't stop fighting until you are satisfied.  

What to do After a Dog Attack Injury In Washington

Call for help

If you need immediate medical attention, do not hesitate to dial 911. Seek medical care as needed.

Document the incident

It is imperative to quickly identify the attacking dog and the name of the owner.  Also collect contact information for any witnesses of the incident and take photos of the scene of the attack and your injuries.

Contact an Attorney

Speak to an attorney before making any statements or signing documents.   

That’s where we come in.  Contact us now for a free initial consultation.

Trust the Experts at Ayan Law Office

We provide legal counsel in Kent, Auburn and Federal Way, WA and the surrounding communities.

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