Animal Attack/Dog Bite

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Animals don’t need a history of aggression to injure a person, and they don’t need one for you to claim damages.

Dog bites and other animal attacks can cause permanent scarring, nerve damage, emotional trauma, and even death. Our experienced trial lawyers take every animal attack case seriously and work hard to hold owners accountable.

 

Owners are responsible for the actions of their pets, and most attacks are preventable. Actions owners can take to protect their animal and those interacting with their animal include:

 

  • Keeping the animal restrained when it is in public
  • Keeping the animal indoors or otherwise constrained when the owner is unable to supervise
  • Warning others if their animal has a history of aggression
  • Recognizing signs that their animal might turn to aggressive behavior and warning those around them
  • Keeping their animal calm

 

Most pets do not attack people, but any cat or dog can attack, and children are at a particularly high risk of being injured. This is why it’s important to teach your children how to properly interact with an animal and to ask pet owners if their animal is ok with children.

 

Despite the serious injuries, some of our clients are hesitant about moving forward with a dog bite claim because the dog’s owner is a friend or neighbor who feels terrible about the attack. We understand these situations can be sensitive due to those relationships and can fight to secure adequate compensation from a homeowner’s or renter’s policy, so the compensation does not come directly from the owner if that is how our client wants to proceed.

If you or a loved one has been injured from a preventable animal attack, contact THWB. We will hear your case and get you the compensation you need to begin your recovery.

Serving Kitsap, Jefferson, Mason Counties and surrounding areas. 360-692-6415