When your child is maimed by a dog, you or a loved one is injured in a car accident, or you suffer an injury after falling in shopping center, you need a personal injury attorney to help protect your rights. Because Washington law allows you only three years after the date of an injury to file a civil suit for injuries, the sooner you call the better.
Proving a Personal Injury Lawsuit
To establish the basis of a personal injury lawsuit, you must be able to prove specific factors. Most importantly, you must prove that another party acted negligently to cause your injury, or that a defective product caused your injury. If you’ve sustained an injury that could have been prevented had someone acted in a reasonable manner, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.
Dog Bites in Washington
Dog bites rules can often be confusing. Washington dog owners are held strictly liable for any dog bite; even if this is the first time the animal has injured someone. There is no “one bite rule” in Washington; regardless of how well-mannered the animal is or how unanticipated the dog’s misconduct might be, the first time a dog bites a person, the owner is liable for any injury caused.
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney
Personal injury statutes can be confusing, leaving victims uncertain about the rights they have after being injured. Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, your child suffers a dog bite, or you or a loved one is injured at a construction site or because of a defective product, you need a personal injury attorney to help you fully understand your options. You may be entitled to financial compensation for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and more. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to the another’s negligence or because of a manufacturer’s defective product, call Daniel R. Fjelstad, PLLC at (206) 949-3208 or email him at [email protected] to schedule a consultation.