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Is the Pet Sitter Liable If the Dog Bites Them?

Posted on December 23rd, 2022

In Washington, dog owners are almost always liable if their pets bite another person. As long as the victim was lawfully on private property or in a public place, the owner would be financially responsible for the injuries that the victim suffers.  When the animal is in the care of another person, however, liability is

What to Do If a Dog Knocked You Over and Injured You

Posted on December 12th, 2022

Our minds often conjure up images of horrific bites and traumatic injuries caused by dog attacks. However, dogs can cause harm to people even without biting them. A dog that jumps and knocks someone over can cause serious and even life-threatening injuries. If a dog knocked you over and injured you, you have the right

What to Do If You Have Nerve Damage from a Dog Bite

Posted on November 25th, 2022

Even a small dog bite has the potential to inflict nerve damage. Nerves are clusters of cells that transmit signals to and from different parts of the body. When the nerves are damaged by a traumatic event like a dog bite, you can suffer from weakness, numbness, intense pain, or even paralysis. If you have

Steps to Take After a Dog Bite Injury at Work

Posted on November 15th, 2022

For delivery drivers, postal workers, and other employees who spend their time outdoors, dog bites are a serious occupational hazard. Dogs are a very popular pet in the United States, and every year, thousands of workers are injured by these animals.  If you suffered a dog bite at work, you may qualify for workers’ compensation.

What Should I Do If a Dog Bite Leaves Permanent Scars?

Posted on October 18th, 2022

A dog bite can have a major and significant impact on your life. In addition to the fear and trauma that you may have endured, these injuries can be painful, lead to infections, and leave permanent scars. Dog bite scars can be a lasting reminder of the attack, further contributing to the pain and suffering

What Is the Difference Between Mouthing, Nipping, & Biting?

Posted on October 5th, 2022

Dog behavior is a complex topic, but an important one to understand if you welcome these animals into your family. Dogs, especially puppies, interact with the world around them by using their mouths. However, it can be difficult to tell if a dog’s actions are playful and curious or constitute something much more serious. There

Tips to Help Runners and Other Pedestrians Avoid a Dog Bite Attack

Posted on September 27th, 2022

When you are running, jogging, or taking a walk through your neighborhood, a dog attack is the last thing that you expect to happen. Unfortunately, many dogs attack pedestrians who pass by their homes, leading to severe injuries like bites, broken bones, and severe cuts and bruises. You deserve to feel safe when engaging in

Dangerous Infections After a Washington Dog Bite

Posted on September 15th, 2022

Dogs may be popular pets in Washington, but their bites can lead to devastating consequences. Not only can a dog bite cause severe pain and permanent scarring, but the dog’s saliva may contain harmful bacteria that can pass into your bloodstream.  There are many serious and potentially life-threatening infections that can happen after being bitten

Can Breed Affect the Outcome of a Dog Bite Case?

Posted on August 31st, 2022

A dog bite can be seriously traumatic, regardless of the type of dog that inflicted the injury. It is common for victims to suffer infections, scarring, disfigurement, and other life-changing injuries. In Washington, dog bite victims can file legal claims against the owners of these dangerous animals and recover compensation to pay for medical care

Can a Dog Be Euthanized as the Result of a Lawsuit?

Posted on August 15th, 2022

Euthanasia is a humane medical procedure that painlessly ends an animal’s life. While dogs are typically euthanized near the end of their natural lives, there are some situations where the animal may undergo this procedure after it bites or attacks someone. If you are the victim of a dog attack, you may wonder if your