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Dog Bites

Dog Bites October 14, 2020

Seattle leash laws and 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 leash. […]

Dog Bite Injuries Warrant A Payout

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. 337 reported claims mean almost one […]

Dog Bites July 23, 2017

Dog Bites and the One Free Bite Rule

We represent dog bite victims all over Washington State. Many dog bite victims know or are familiar with the dog that attacks them, it’s often a dog they’ve encountered before. In these cases, the bite is generally a shock to the victim and owner because the dog had likely never been aggressive or tried to […]

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Dog Bites March 8, 2016

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 was lawfully […]

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Dog Bites January 30, 2016

Dangerous Dogs

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 answer […]

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