DOG BITE INCIDENT LAWYERS IN WASHINGTON STATE

Incidents involving animal bites are often complex because the injuries can be traumatic and require expensive medical care. We understand the potential issues in dog bite cases and we will help you avoid the pitfalls of an inadequate settlement. We will fight to ensure that you are compensated fairly for your injuries. 

Types of
Dog Bite Cases

Our experienced legal team is ready to help with any dog attack incident claims.

  • Owner Liability

  • Animal Attack in Public

  • Bites on Private Property

  • Statute of Limitations

  • Dog Was Provoked

  • Trespassing

  • Owner Posted Signs Warning of Dangerous Animal

  • Law Enforcement Animals

  • Facial Injuries

  • Scarring

  • Puncture Wounds

  • Reconstructive Surgery

At Brumley Law Firm, we work to ensure that you are fairly compensated for all of your injuries and losses after a dog bite accident.

Hiring a Lawyer After an Animal Attack

Hiring a dog bite injury attorney may feel overwhelming. Starting with a free consultation about the facts of your case, our team of personal injury specialists will put you on the road to compensation for your losses and injuries. We will help reduce your anxiety and stress and have you on your way to resolving your claim. At the Brumley Law Firm, we have extensive experience in negotiating with insurance companies as well as taking dog bite accident cases to court. You can have the peace of mind that we will settle your case in the most advantageous way possible. When we alleviate the pressure of coping with the financial issues created by the accident, you can focus on healing your injuries and getting your life back to normal.

We are available now to get you on the right track to a successful resolution.

Hiring a dog bite injury attorney may feel overwhelming. Starting with a free consultation about the facts of your case, our team of personal injury specialists will put you on the road to compensation for your losses and injuries. We will help reduce your anxiety and stress and have you on your way to resolving your claim. At the Brumley Law Firm, we have extensive experience in negotiating with insurance companies as well as taking dog bite accident cases to court. You can have the peace of mind that we will settle your case in the most advantageous way possible. When we alleviate the pressure of coping with the financial issues created by the accident, you can focus on healing your injuries and getting your life back to normal.

We are available now to get you on the right track to a successful resolution.

Our Approach to Resolving Dog Bite Accident Claims

Our team of attorneys understands how sensitive your individual case is, and we’re here to help. We focus on negotiating restorative solutions to completely compensate you for your injuries and losses. We have extensive experience successfully negotiating with insurance companies of all sizes.

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When a negotiated solution isn’t possible or adequate, we are prepared to pursue your claim through litigation. You can expect to have an experienced and skillful trial attorney by your side as your case makes its way through the courts. At Brumley we always focus on our clients’ needs first and foremost and will guide you through the process to minimize your stress.

You can be confident that you will have a caring legal team who will focus solely on ensuring your success and obtaining optimal results. Call us today for a free consultation so we can put you on the path to resolution of your animal bite incident.

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Ask Our Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

Settling

Animal attack incidents can be difficult to resolve on your own. Insurance companies are often unreasonable when dealing with this type of injury and may try to low-ball their offer to settle. If the dog owner does not have applicable insurance they may try to avoid paying for your injuries. An experienced attorney not only knows what your claim is worth, they have years of experience in the complex negotiations required to get the maximum settlement. In the event that your claim must go to trial, a skilled lawyer will put together a compelling case that will position you for an optimal outcome.

Washington State is a strict liability state when it comes to Dog Bite cases. This means that the dog owner is almost always responsible if their animal injures someone. It doesn’t matter if the dog had never bitten anyone or shown any aggressive tendencies in the past. If the victim was on public property or lawfully on private property the owner will be liable for the harm caused by the dog.

Washington’s statutes provide a few exceptions to the liability of dog owners when their dog bites someone. Police dogs that are acting in the scope of their duties are exempt from the Dog Bite statutes. Trespassing is also a defense as the victim must be lawfully on private property to file a claim. Additionally, the victim can not provoke the dog.

You are not required to file a police report to file a claim for a dog bite. It is advisable to report the incident to Animal Control. You should gather the owner’s contact information and take note of the circumstances surrounding the event such as the date, time and any witnesses to the occurrence. Find out if the animal has been immunized and seek medical care when necessary. It is always important to document all of your expenses.

The majority of animal attack cases in children involve injuries to the face and reconstructive surgery is often required. It is important to work with an experienced dog bite lawyer who knows how to get the necessary medical intervention paid for in your case. We have access to a network of highly qualified experts who know the costs associated with scar revision and other cosmetic repairs that will be needed to resolve your injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation so we can ensure that you get the care you need.

Washington State generally allows 3 years to make a personal injury claim. It is usually a good idea to get started on your claim as soon as practical to avoid any issues with the Statute of Limitations. There may be exceptions to this in some cases, and an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you strategize the best time to move forward with your case. Contact the Brumley Firm today to schedule a free consultation and find out the most advantageous way to proceed in your individual situation.

We look forward to meeting you and to discussing your case. We take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and get to know you in a friendly, no-pressure setting. We will also want to learn about your accident and any related injuries. It is often helpful for you to bring any documentation you currently have so we can gain a more thorough understanding of the situation.

Settling Your Dog Bite Injury Case

Many dog bite claims can be settled quickly through negotiations with an insurance carrier. You can rely on our depth of experience in dealing with insurance companies to ensure that you will receive the settlement you deserve. When negotiation does not prove adequate, we are prepared to aggressively litigate your case in court. Our team of trial attorneys have honed their skills over years of pursuing personal injury cases. We focus on maximizing your monetary recovery so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

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- Brad, May 2020

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“Brumley Law Firm is absolutely amazing! Josh is very professional and truly cares about his clients. This firm recently represented me in a personal injury claim and they were so transparent and kept me updated throughout the process. I feel so blessed to have found Brumley Law Firm and I would highly recommend them to anyone.”

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- D Powers, Aug 2019
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Our experienced team of Dog Bite Attorneys are responsive to your needs and will guide you through this difficult process with expertise. Contact us now to discuss your case.

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