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Does Renters Insurance Cover Dog Bites?

  While dogs are a popular pet in Washington state, these animals have the ability to severely injure humans. Dog bites can cause permanent disfigurement, scarring, and infections, resulting in high medical expenses, lost wages, psychological trauma, and many other physical, emotional, and financial losses. If you are a dog bite victim, you may wonder

Washington State Dog Laws

Every state has unique laws regarding pet ownership, dog bites, and animal attacks. Most states have statutes in place permitting dog bite victims to file claims seeking financial recovery from pet owners. Washington’s main dog bite statute is in Section 16.08.040 of the Revised Code of Washington. This law imposes strict liability on the owner

How to File a Dog Bite Report in Seattle

Every year, victims in the United States suffer approximately 4.5 million dog bite injuries. In 2017, dog bites cost owners around $700 million in liability claims. Seattle is especially dangerous for dog bite incidents. It is a well-known dog-friendly city, with pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, parks, and coffee shops. If someone’s dog bites you in Seattle,