Common sense tells most dog owners to prevent their pets from hurting other people. But not all take the needed precautions to protect innocent bystanders. When dogs attack, whether through aggression or protective instincts, innocent people can be injured or killed.
Dog attacks can result in serious injuries, including:
- Puncture wounds
- Scars and disfigurement
- Nerve damage
Washington State imposes strict liability on dog owners for damages suffered by any person attacked by their pet. This means that unless the dog was provoked, the owner, or the owner’s homeowner’s insurance, is responsible for the resulting injuries. Pet owners, especially those who own dangerous dog breeds, have an obligation to leash, fence and otherwise keep their dogs from harming other people. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a dog bite attack, we are here to help.
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This post was written by Scott Carness