Were you attacked or bit by a dog? If so, call a Vancouver personal injury lawyer right away. Every year, there are thousands of dog bites in the state of Washington, and many of the victims suffer injuries and emotional distress. Regardless of the circumstances, dog owners are responsible for the actions of their animal. The difficult part of these cases is finding a way to recover for the damages that you suffered. As explained in the video, this is where the assistance of an experienced Vancouver personal injury lawyer will be crucial. Attorney Loren S. Etengoff will fight to make sure your rights and well-being are protected.
Steps after a Dog Bite
Many factors will influence how your case progresses, but there are a few very important steps every victim should take.
- Seek medical attention: this sounds obvious but all too often victims forego medical treatment if the injury does not seem serious. This can lead to infection and scarring. If you were bitten, call your doctor. If the injury is life or limb threatening, go to the emergency room.
- Contact a Vancouver personal injury lawyer to understand your rights and legal options. Most people don’t understand the different types of damages that may be available and how to deal with insurance companies. Damages as a result of a dog bite may include compensation for your actual medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of earnings. The Vancouver personal injury lawyers at our office will do everything they can to maximize your recovery.
- Understand that dog bite cases take time to settle. First of all, we need to make sure you have fully recovered from your injuries. After that we can begin negotiating with the insurance company or, if necessary, file suit directly against the dog owner. This process can take many months or years to finish. Rest assured we will do everything we can to secure a prompt resolution of your claim.
Contact a Vancouver Personal Injury Lawyer
We have years of experience fighting for the victims of injuries caused by canines. Watch our video and then call a Vancouver personal injury lawyer at The Law Offices of Loren Scott Etengoff for a complimentary case consultation. We may be reached at (360) 693-2919.