Category Archives: Dog Bites
What Kind Of Behavior Is Considered Provoking A Dog?
Dog bites are a serious issue and can cause physical and emotional distress to the injured party. However, not all dog bites happen just because a dog is inherently aggressive. In some cases, the injured party may have provoked the dog leading to the bite. Our Seattle dog bite lawyers at Emerald Law Group… Read More »
Possible Complications Of Dog Bite Injuries
Being bitten by a dog can cause a range of physical and mental problems. While most bites are minor, some can lead to serious health complications, like rabies, sepsis, meningitis, endocarditis, and disfigurement. It’s important to be aware of the potential consequences of even minor bites so that you can take appropriate steps to… Read More »
Can You Seek Compensation If You Were Bitten By A Non-Dangerous Dog Breed?
Dog bites are an unfortunate but common occurrence. Every year, thousands of people are bitten by various dog breeds, not just dangerous ones. In many cases, victims may be able to seek compensation for the damages they suffered. But what if you were bitten by a dog that is not considered a dangerous breed?… Read More »
Can You Sue The Dog Owner If They Didn’t Know About The Dog’s Vicious Propensities?
In the state of Washington, dog owners are liable for any injuries their pet causes to another person. Whether or not the owner knew about their dog’s vicious propensities can be a factor in determining whether a lawsuit can be filed. Let’s take a closer look at the Washington dog bite law and what… Read More »
Seattle Leash Laws & Dog Bites
At Emerald Law Group, we are Seattle dog bite lawyers representing people that have been attacked and injured by someone else’s dog. Often the dog that attacked one of our clients was not on a leash. However, we have represented clients in situations where the attack occurred even when the dog was on a… Read More »
Dog Bite Injuries Warrant A Payout: Seattle Dog Bite Lawyer
According to an article in the Tacoma News Tribune, Washington ranks 20th in the nation for the number of dog bite claims brought for injuries suffered in dog attacks. Insurers paid out a total of $13.7 million dollars for 337 reported claims— an average of about $40,000.00 per claim. Dog bites can leave scars… Read More »
Dog Bites and the One Free Bite Rule
We represent dog bite victims all over Washington State. If you are bitten by a dog, you need the help of an experienced Seattle dog bite attorney because dog bite cases may present some unique challenges. Many dog bite victims know or are familiar with the dog that attacks them, it’s often a dog… Read More »
Horrible Dog Attack in Olympia
A horrific dog attack took place in Olympia last Sunday that left a 92-year-old woman in critical condition and facing multiple limb amputations. According to news reports, the woman was attacked by four mixed-breed dogs and severely injured. From the details of the various news reports it appears the victim was not trespassing and… Read More »
You may have heard the saying, “there are no bad dogs, only bad owners.” Whether that is true or not is up for debate, but the insurance industry clearly thinks certain breeds are inherently bad. In fact, certain breeds are blacklisted by insurers. How does that affect someone who is attacked and injured? The… Read More »