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Dog Bites & Attacks

Unfortunately, dog bites are a major problem. Victims of dog attacks should always reach out to a personal injury attorney to learn what their options are. Each day, more than 1,000 Americans require emergency treatment for a bit injury. One of every six is so seriously injured that they require medical attention. The personal injury attorneys at Sadler Injury Law Group of Tacoma, Washington, handle dog bite claims in Pierce, King, Thurston, and Kitsap counties.

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Bite Statistics

The combination of Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Presa Canarios, and their mixes are responsible for:

  • 80% Of Dog Bite Attacks That Induce Bodily Harm
  • 83% Of Dog Bite Attacks To Adults
  • 75% Of Dog Bite Attacks Result In Maiming
  • 70% Of Dog Bite Attacks To Children
  • 69% Of Dog Bite Attacks That Result In Fatalities

The Threat of Bites

The above dog breeds pose such a threat many cities throughout the country have banned them. Dog bites can produce a number of injuries. They include:

  • Abrasions
  • Tearing Wounds
  • Broken Bones
  • Head Injuries
  • Rabies
  • Puncture Wounds
  • Scars
  • Crush Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Emotional Trauma

Protect Yourself

If a bite injury goes untreated, the repercussions can be severe. Untreated bites can result in infections or even death. Never make the assumption that a dog is trained or gentle. Even the most temperate dog has the potential to become a threat under the right circumstances. If you're attacked by a dog, you do have the right in most cases to file a personal injury claim. You may be entitled to compensation that includes:

  • Emergency Medical Care & Follow-Up Care
  • Future Medical Expenses
  • Wage Loss
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Disability
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It is very likely that you will have many questions after a dog bite. Common questions include:
  • Do I have a valid dog bite claim?
  • What is the process of a personal injury claim for a dog bite?
  • What insurance is available for a dog bite claim and what will it cover?
  • Who is responsible for paying my medical bills?
  • I'm in pain but I don't have a doctor. Where should I go for medical treatment?
  • The insurance company is calling me, should I talk to them?
  • How much does a personal injury attorney cost?
  • Can I handle my personal injury claim myself?
  • How should I choose a personal injury attorney?

Experienced Dog Attack Attorneys

The injury attorneys at Sadler Injury Law Group answer questions like these every day, and have the experience necessary to field your questions and handle your case. It's free to talk to one of our attorneys when you are injured, so please call today to have your questions about a dog bite or other personal injury claim answered. We're skilled in all kinds of injuries, and will launch a thorough investigation to collect evidence and do our very best to help you get the reparations and justice you deserve.