A dog attack can come as a surprise—and so can the resulting expense and trauma. To find out what kind of financial compensation you could be eligible for, contact a Spokane dog bite lawyer.

Dog bites are far too common, and around 4.5 million people are bitten in the United States annually. While many of these are owners bitten by the family dog, some are dog attacks caused by negligence. If this is your situation, you can hire a Spokane dog bite lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates to file a personal injury lawsuit and seek financial compensation for what you’ve been through.


Knowing When to Sue for a Dog Attack

Before you can file a lawsuit, we must first identify the person responsible for your dog bite. Clearly this cannot be the dog but will instead most likely be the dog’s owner or the person responsible for the animal at that time.

These cases can be difficult to prove because we must demonstrate that the owner either knew or should have known that the dog might bite and that nothing was done to prevent it from happening.

Working with a Spokane dog bite lawyer is within your best interests because we have the investigative tools and resources necessary to gather evidence and build a strong case demonstrating your need for financial compensation.


Dog Attack Statistics

Of those bitten annually, around 800,000 Americans receive medical care for their wounds. Nearly half of those attacked by canines are children.

If your child was bitten by a dog, you can hire our firm to represent him or her, and we will seek financial compensation to pay for the recovery, as well as compensate you for the trauma your family has experienced. As a parent, you will need to sign all of the legal documentation.

Senior citizens are the second largest group of dog attack victims. We represent all ages, so long as we can prove that the dog bite was due to the negligence of someone else.


Types of Dog Bite Injuries

Any injury that requires medical attention warrants speaking with an attorney. Your Spokane dog bite lawyer will be familiar with all types of injuries caused by canine attacks:

  • Lacerations and puncture wounds
  • Infections, such as rabies
  • Broken bones
  • Head trauma
  • Facial damage
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety


Proving Negligence in a Canine Attack

The most difficult aspect of a dog bite case is proving negligence. This is why you need a Spokane dog bite lawyer to represent you. When you visit our office, bring any evidence that you have, including pictures, videos, and witness contact information.

We will gather as much evidence as possible to demonstrate why you deserve financial compensation.


Settling Your Personal Injury Claim

If you are leery about going to court, you are not alone. Most people are nervous about the possibility of court—even if they are completely in the right—so we will do our best to settle your case out of it. We will negotiate with the representative of the at-fault party and attempt to settle your case so that it can be resolved quickly.

This is done by gathering evidence that proves negligence, calculating the full value of your claim, and issuing a demand letter. This is a formal request for compensation, and the other party will need to accept and pay, negotiate, or decline the request.

If the negligent party agrees to settle the claim, there will be no need to go to court. Otherwise, we can represent you during a trial, and this will be your best option for receiving financial compensation for your injuries.


Compensation for Your Dog Bite

If you have been injured in a dog attack caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek financial compensation. How much you receive is often affected by which Spokane dog bite lawyer you hire. Our years of trial experience make us well-equipped to represent you and to seek the maximum financial damages available for your injuries.

We look beyond your medical bills and examine all of the ways that you have been impacted physically, financially, mentally, and emotionally. You may be entitled to compensation for any of the following that apply:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Cost of therapy to treat anxiety or PTSD
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Transportation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • And more


Hire a Spokane Dog Attack Lawyer

Give your claim the best opportunity for success by hiring Craig Swapp & Associates to represent you. We have the expertise required to present a strong case for why you deserve compensation for your injuries.

Learn more about the legal process and find out what your claim is worth by either calling 1-800-404-9000 or completing the form below to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.