NW Injury Law Center has over 30 years of dog and animal attack experience throughout Oregon and Washington.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States each year. While dogs are often considered Man’s best friend, they are still animals and can react negatively when frightened or acting out of self defense.
In both Oregon and Washington, dog bite laws make owners responsible if someone is attacked by their pet. Although the laws in Oregon are not as victim-friendly as in Washington, both have enacted laws that protect people from attacks and require compensation if someone is injured.
In Washington specifically, the law makes the owner of the dog strictly liable for dog bites and if it is a repeat offense, the dog may be held liable for all misconduct in the future. Washington law also protects landlords from liability of dog inflicted injury unless they are the specified keeper of the dog.
Vancouver Dog Bite Attorney
If you or a loved on have been the victim of a dog bite or other animal attack we can make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Put our experience to work for you so you can recover costs. Call our office at (360) 695-1624 or fill out the contact us form to schedule a free consultation. We have a proven track record of handling these cases in the Pacific Northwest.