Dog bites are a serious issue. In the United States alone, 850,000 victims annually receive medical treatment for an injury received from being bitten by a dog. In addition, there are between 30 to 35 fatal dog attacks per year, and many victims of dog bites are children.
Despite these disturbing facts, only one-third of those suffering a dog bite ever receive compensation for their injuries. Under Washington State law, there is strict liability for the owner of any dog that, without provocation, bites a person who is lawfully in a public or private place. If you have been injured from such an attack, call Maurer Law today to discuss your possible claim.