Washington Dog Bites

Spokane Lawyers Handling Statewide Cases

We all know that dogs are man’s best friend. Sadly, however, not all dogs are friendly and loveable. A dog can become vicious for absolutely no obvious reason. The Humane Society reports that the breeds most commonly involved in attacks are:

  • Pitbulls
  • Rottweilers
  • Saint Bernards
  • Presa Canarios
  • Huskies
  • Malamutes

Though some breeds of dogs are more prone to aggression, any breed of dog will attack under certain conditions. When owners select a dog to join their family, they now have the responsibility for that dog’s actions and any injury that dog causes. Even a very friendly, well-trained dog can attack a person at random. Injuries from a dog attack can lead to serious infections, in addition to physical pain and emotional trauma. A person who has been attacked by a dog may be fearful for the rest of his or her life.

Victim’s Rights

As a dog bite victim your rights will vary from state to state. To learn about your specific rights following a dog attack, you will need to contact an experienced dog bite attorney like the ones at Craig Swapp & Associates in Spokane, Washington.

Generally speaking, a dog bite victim can recover damages from:

  • The dog owner or any person whose negligence caused the attack
  • Anyone who violated a leash law or any law restricting dogs from running around at large
  • Any person who kept a dog knowing that the dog had a history of violence

Third Parties

Depending on the details of your dog attack, sometimes you can recover compensation from a landlord or someone else who seems to have had little involvement with the dog attack. For example, if a landlord knows that a tenant has a dog that is dangerous, that landlord can be held liable for your injuries.

If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog and has suffered injuries in or around the Spokane, Washington area, please contact the experienced dog bite attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates to schedule your confidential, no-cost consultation today. One call, that’s all.