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We know that getting bit by a dog is not something that you think about regularly, but we want you to know that these incidents happen more often than you think. Think of all the dogs that are around you on a daily basis. Most of them are harmless under normal circumstances, but there are times when they can become dangerous.

Often, dog bites occur due to the negligent actions of their owners. If this has happened to you and you get hurt, we want to help. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we understand that your focus needs to be on healing, so we will work to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses when you need a Renton dog bite attorney.

Dogs Are Popular

In the United States, there are a bunch of dogs. Around 90 million to be exact. While most people do not think about getting bit, it may surprise you to know that dog bites happen to around 4.5 million people annually. In fact, the CDC tells us that that nearly 1 in 5 people bitten by a dog requires medical attention.

We know that there are times when a dog bite occurs and nobody is at fault. Dogs get into fights with one another and can bite when someone tried to break them up. Other times, a frightened dog may nip at someone.

However, there are other times when a dog owner’s negligence directly contributes to a dog bite injury.

  • If a dog’s owner violates municipal leash laws and lets their dog roam freely, their dog could end up confronting someone or getting into an unintended situation.
  • If an owner knows their dog is aggressive and still allows it to be around other people, their reckless decision could cause someone major harm.

The Injuries

Dogs have very powerful jaws. When they bite someone, they can inflict major damage to soft tissue areas. This includes extremities, the body, and the face. Sometimes, dog bite injuries are so severe that person must have surgery to repair the damage.

If a person loses functionality of part of their body, or they are disfigured, plastic surgery may be required to restore appearance and function.

Children and the elderly are the most vulnerable to dog bites and injuries, but everyone is at risk when a dog owner is irresponsible.

Your Options Now

Do not wait to seek legal assistance if you have been injured due to a dog but that occurred because of someone else’s negligence. We know that these incidents can be scary, especially if you have a child who has been hurt. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we understand how to move forward with these cases so you can get the compensation you need, from medical expenses and lost income to pain and suffering damages. When you need a Renton dog bite accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842. We will get to work today.

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