What to Do After a Dog Bite in Washington State?

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What to do after a dog bite

Getting bit by a dog is a terrifying experience, even if the attack was only minor. Understandably victims might be confused about what happens next. What to do after a dog bite? Knowing what to do after a dog bite injury is crucial, as your actions can impact your potential personal injury claim. Every year,...

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Who Is at Fault for a Dog Bite?

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Who Is at Fault for a Dog Bite?

If someone else’s dog bit you, you’re not alone. Dogs of all sizes and breeds bite more than 4.5 million people in the United States yearly. And as many as 800,000 of those people need medical attention. Unfortunately, a dog bite can leave innocent victims with critical injuries and psychological trauma that lasts years.  Luckily,...

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Seeking Compensation for Staph Infection After a Dog Bite

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Seeking Compensation for Staph Infection After a Dog Bite

According to the American Medical Veterinary Association, 4.5 million people are victims of a dog bite every year. Of those, 800,000 people require medical attention. More than half of dog bites happen to children, who are much more likely to be hospitalized and suffer severe injuries. Even well-behaved and small dogs sometimes bite people. Typical...

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What Happens If a Dog Bites a Trespasser?

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In Washington, dog owner liability may not extend to you if the law deems you a trespasser at the time of the attack. Nevertheless, Washington has strict expectations of dog owners, so if you were bit by a dog while in a place you were lawfully allowed to be, you may be entitled to compensation....

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Why Is There a 10-day Quarantine for Dog Bites?

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Your dog has bitten someone, and you’ve just found out your dog must quarantine for 10 days. Why is there a 10-day quarantine for dog bites? Most states mandate a 10-day dog bite quarantine because federal law governing testing and vaccination against rabies for animals is insufficient to protect everyone from this highly contagious virus....

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Does Personal Liability Insurance Cover Dog Bites?

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dog bite

In the United States, approximately 69 million U.S. households own a dog. Most people view their dog as a lovable and affectionate companion. However, for victims of dog bite attacks, dogs represent a symbol of a traumatic experience that they never want to relive. These victims suffer debilitating injuries, emotional distress, and—in some cases—death. According...

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The Most Common Dog Breeds to Bite

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common dog breeds that bite

Dogs are givers of love and affection. But those who have suffered an injury from a dog bite may feel differently. Unfortunately, these events occur more often than we may think. If you or a loved one have been injured by a dog bite, you might be entitled to recover compensation from the dog owner. ...

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Non-Fatal Dog Bite Statistics By Breed

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Each year, nearly five million Americans are injured by non-fatal dog bites from aggressive dogs. Even if a bite is non-fatal, approximately one million of these bites will go on to become infected and require major medical attention. Nearly every jurisdiction across the U.S. reports the same horrors about the dog bite injury victims that...

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Dog Bite Fatalities By Breed

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dog bite fatalities

Dog bite injuries can change the course of your life in an instant. Each year, nearly five million Americans are injured by aggressive dogs. One in five of those bite injuries will require major medical attention. Horrifyingly, almost 100 people will die each year from their dog bite injuries. Nearly every jurisdiction across the U.S....

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