Dog bite lawsuit Tacoma, WA

Should your dog bite injury become a dog bite lawsuit?

Considering a dog bite lawsuit? Tacoma is a dog friendly town. But some people know all too well that not all Tacoma dogs are friendly.

We love dogs. We even have an office dog at Helland Law Group. A well-trained and well-loved dog like ours makes people feel at ease. Unfortunately, all too often, dog owners can be careless or cruel when dealing with their pets, leading to unstable animals who are unsafe for others to be around.

Dog Bite Lawsuit 101

If you, or a loved one, have been bitten, attacked, or permanently injured by a dog, you may be entitled to financial assistance to help you cover your damages.

Dog bites are traumatic because not only do dog bite injuries cause prominent physical scars in many cases, but they often leave emotional “scar tissue” as well.

Our team of personal injury lawyers is made up of compassionate people but aggressive advocates. They can help ensure that you receive the best compensation possible due to your dog bite injury. Call our office to set up a free consultation to discuss your particular case.

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Questions about Dog Bites? Ask Slater.

I’ve been bitten by a dog. Will I feel comfortable at the law office with you, Slater?▾

Of course you will. I’m a lover not a biter. In fact, I’m a trained therapy dog, so being around me is always good medicine. But if you’re not comfortable with me being there, feel free to request that someone take me for a run while you’re at the office. I’m working on my physique anyway and I love to get out.

If the owners posted a ‘beware of dog’ sign at their home, can I still file a dog bite lawsuit?▾

The owners may be protected by posting the sign, but it really comes down to the particulars of your case. I would advise you to get in touch with my owners at Helland Law Group. They’re good people and good attorneys. They can help you determine whether you have a strong case or not.

Do leash laws play into whether I can expect to win a dog bite injury lawsuit?▾

Yes. Tacoma, like most cities, has leash laws. If you were bitten by an off-leash dog in a city with a leash law, it can substantially increase the penalty paid out.

To which organizations should I report a dog bite?▾

It’s your call. You can report dog bites to your local police department or to the relevant animal control agency in your town. Filing a report can help establish the facts in a dog bite lawsuit. Tacoma citizens can call: (253) 627-7387 (animal control) or Tacoma Police department’s non-emergency number (253) 594-7800. Obviously, if you’re experiencing an emergency right now, get off the internet and call 911.