Dog Bite Injuries

If you, your child, or a loved one has suffered from a serious or fatal dog bite injury, a Tacoma dog bite lawyer can help you pursue compensation for your injuries and losses. Not only is being attacked by a dog terrifying and emotionally traumatizing experience, but it also can result in serious injuries, illness, disfigurement, and in some cases, death. Here at the Law Offices of Michael Clark, our Tacoma dog bite lawyers are highly experienced and are dedicated to helping you receive compensation for your dog bite injury.

Types of Dog Bite Injuries:

Over 4 million Americans are injured by dogs each year, and every 40 seconds someone in the United States seeks medical attention due to a dog bite-related injury. If you have been injured because of a dog bite or attack, it is important to seek medical attention right away and contact a Tacoma dog bite lawyer as soon as possible. Dog bites can become easily infected, which can result in long-term and even debilitating injuries if not properly treated by a medical professional.

Doctors recommend seeking medical attention from a healthcare provider within 24 hours of being bitten or attacked. Victims are not only susceptible to infection, but their dog bite injury can also lead to scarring, long-term pain, mutilation, and the potential of being unable to work for weeks or months. Other injuries include bicyclists or pedestrians being knocked to the ground resulting in fractures and dislocations.

If you or someone in your family has suffered from these or other injuries, a Tacoma dog bite lawyer can help you seek financial recovery. Contact the Law Offices of Michael Clark today and a member of our legal team will discuss your options with you.


The best way to get compensation for your dog bite injuries is by hiring a skilled attorney. Our dog bite lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael Clark are highly experienced and are familiar with Washington State’s dog bite law. According to Washington State Legislature under RCW 16.08.040:

“The owner of any dog which shall bite any person while such person is in or on a public place or lawfully in or on a private place including the property of the owner of such dog, shall be liable for such damages as may be suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of such dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.”

Dog owners are liable for any injuries to other people, both in public or if the person is legally on your property and did not provoke the dog, and subsequently will be required to pay for the damaged received as a result of the dog attack.


Millions of people are affected from dog bites each year in the United States, leaving some with serious, permanent, and even fatal injuries. Dog bite victims and their families should not have to pay for their damages caused from a dog owner’s negligence. With over 25 years of experience, The Law Offices of Michael Clark will help you hold them accountable for the injuries you have sustained. Contact us today at 253.573.1000 to discuss your case or schedule a free consultation today.





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