Dog Bite Attorney in Washington, DC

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, Washington, D.C. 20006
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Washington, DC Dog Bite Lawyer

It is estimated that nearly 4.5 million people suffer from dog bites every year, with almost 800,000 of them sustaining injuries and illnesses that are severe enough to require medical attention. These numbers prove that no one is safe from a dog attack.

Here in Washington, DC, at least one local dog park has been making news thanks to a rash of dog bite incidents.

Thankfully, most dog bite victims have the legal right to be compensated for damages.

At Morgan & Morgan, anyone injured in a dog attack can rest easy knowing they have access to a knowledgeable and compassionate Washington, DC, dog bite lawyer who can help them file a claim against the dog’s owner or any other responsible party.

Contact us for a free case evaluation if you or someone you love has been injured in a dog attack.

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  • Navigating Washington, DC Dog Bite Laws

    Most states usually have dog bite laws that fall into one of two different categories.

    • Strict liability: In a strict liability state, the dog’s owner is liable for any injuries caused by the dog, regardless of the dog’s history.
    • One-bite rule: In a state with a one-bite rule, the owner may only be liable if they knew about the dog’s aggressiveness or propensity to bite. The owner can only be held responsible after the dog has bitten or attacked someone in a previous incident.

    Washington, DC, is unique in that it applies a combination of these categories to dog bites.

    When a dog bite occurs in Washington, DC, while the dog is “at large,” the dog’s owner is strictly liable, regardless of the dog’s history. When the dog is not at large, the one-bite rule will apply.

    In Washington, DC, a dog is considered at large if it is found off its owner's property and not directly supervised by the owner or another designated responsible person, either through a leash or other means.

    Because of the complexity of Washington, DC, dog bite laws, dog bit victims should enlist the help of a competent dog bite attorney.

  • Morgan & Morgan: Your Washington, DC, Dog Bite Experts

    The personal injury team at Morgan & Morgan has won $20 Billion nationwide for its personal injury clients. Among them are individuals who have suffered due to the negligence of dog owners.

    If you or a loved one need the help of a Washington, DC, dog bite lawyer, contact Morgan & Morgan for a no-strings-attached case evaluation.

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