dog bites

advocating for dog bite victims and their families

Understanding Liability in Dog Bite Cases Proving owner negligence isn’t always necessary to win a dog bite case. However, if the attack resulted from provocation or trespassing, legally, you can’t claim compensation for the injury.




compensation rights for dog bite victims

steps to take following a dog bite injury

Immediate Medical Attention: Seek immediate medical attention for any injury, regardless of its severity. Even minor wounds can become infected, particularly if the biting dog wasn’t vaccinated against rabies.




commonly used defenses in dog bite lawsuits

Contributory Negligence: This defense is frequently used to dispute the victim’s claim. According to contributory negligence laws, if a person is found to be partially responsible for their own injuries, then they may be unable to collect damages in a personal injury lawsuit.


Assumption of Risk: Another common defense, assumption of risk essentially states that the victim was aware of the risk, yet decided to take it anyway.


Statute of Limitations: Depending on the state, every personal injury case has a statute of limitations that determines how long you have to file a lawsuit after an accident or injury. If you fail to meet this deadline, then your case may be dismissed in court.



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finding a qualified dog bite attorney

At Christopher Koch Law , we understand that dog bite cases are complex and emotionally charged. We offer comprehensive legal services for victims of dog bites and their families. Our experienced attorneys have a deep understanding of applicable laws in the state of Washington and specialize in successfully representing dog bite victims. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you seek justice for your injury or loss.



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