Dog Bite Injuries
DOG BITE INJURIES
In the State of Washington, the law is essentially strict liability for injuries caused by a dog bite. If you are an owner, you are responsible for controlling your dog, even if there was no prior history of violence. The law imposes liability on the owner, even if you have had no prior notice. The owner is strictly liable and responsible for all harm and damages your dog may cause to another person.
Statutory liability under the Washington dog bite statute
The Revised Code of Washington, section 16.08.040 (Dog bites — Liability), states the owner of the dog is liable if:
[A]ny dog…shall 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, or 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 bite injuries can be devastating and vicious causing life long permanent injuries, permanent scarring and post traumatic stress disorders for victims. Over the years we have helped many individuals navigate through countless plastic surgical reconstructions and the nightmares of living throughout he emotional trauma of a vicious attack from a dog.
If you or a loved one, a friend or family member has been a victim of a horrible dog bite incident, call Rob right now for help.
For further information and to speak to Mr. Kornfeld about your particular situation: CALL ROB NOW for a FREE CONSULTATION at (425) 893-8989 or contact him directly.
Author: Rob Kornfeld