Dog Bites

Serious Dog Bite Injuries Call for Tough-Minded Representation

A dog bite or dog attack can be traumatic. Not only can the person attacked suffer painful physical injuries and disfigurement, but they may also endure serious emotional scarring.

Dog attacks are very common. Each year, dogs bite more than 4 million people, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of those, about 885,000 people need medical treatment, and tens of thousands of people need reconstruction surgery as a result of their injuries. Children between 5 and 9 years old are especially at risk, with youngsters being more likely to need medical attention than adults.

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a hostile dog, it's vital to get in touch with an experienced lawyer who can analyze your case and discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for medical costs, emotional loss, and pain and suffering, among other damages.

Insurance Companies and Dog Bites

Even though dog bites happen every day, the insurance company representing the dog owner often will try to reduce compensation. Attorneys for the insurance company generally come up with many defenses, even when the owner of the dog is clearly at fault.

Laws vary from state to state. At Zbinden & Curtis, our experienced attorneys understand the complex Oregon dog bite laws and Washington dog bite laws and will take an aggressive stand for our clients. If you've been bitten by a dog, turn to our law firm for a free, confidential consultation.

The dog owner's homeowner insurance policy generally covers claims related to a dog-bite injury. If a friend or neighbor's dog attacked you or your child, you may feel reluctant to pursue a claim. Remember, you are generally pursuing a settlement with the insurance company. At Zbinden & Curtis, we handle dog bite cases with appropriate discretion to avoid any conflicts between friends and neighbors.

Contact a Dog Bite Attorney with Our Firm

Contact Zbinden & Curtis. Our law firm strongly advocates for the victims of dog bites. We are dedicated to obtaining the maximum compensation for a victim's injury and suffering.

At Zbinden & Curtis, an experienced dog bite attorney is ready to fight for the full compensation you rightfully deserve under state law. We represent dog-bite injury victims, not insurance companies. Call (503) 287-5000 today for your free initial consultation.

We Take Extra Steps for Our Clients

We have Spanish speaking personnel available. Se Habla Español. A Russian interpreter also is available.

For clients who have transportation issues due to serious injury or are unable to travel, we will gladly come to your home or the hospital.

We will explain the legal process and begin steps needed to represent you in your personal injury claim.

Contact a Washington and Oregon Personal Injury Attorney

Zbinden & Curtis are Washington and Oregon personal injury attorneys who thrive on working hard for accident victims. Insurance companies have teams of attorneys protecting their interests. It’s time to level the playing field. Contact our firm. We can protect your rights.

When you get in touch with us, we can arrange a free consultation. There is no obligation, and you don’t pay us a fee unless we collect monetary compensation.