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Your Legal Guide in Vancouver, WA, to Animal Bite Liability

Owning an animal is a big responsibility, and part of that responsibility is ensuring no one gets hurt. However, if an unfortunate accident occurs, how liable is the owner in the court of law?

Loughlin Law Firm is here to answer all your questions regarding animal bites liability. In Vancouver, WA, our office serves clients throughout Washington and Oregon. For over a decade, we’ve provided people with the clear legal advice and effective representation they need. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation and learn more about local animal bite laws.  

Washington vs. Oregon Dog Bite Laws

As Oregon and Washington attorneys, our firm stays abreast of the latest developments in each state. Currently, they are some key legal differences for dog-inflicted injuries in each location that you should know.

While both states have laws protecting people from dog attacks and require compensation for injuries, Washington is more victim-friendly. Under Washington law, the owner is held strictly liable for their animal’s behavior; and if it is a repeat offense, the animal may be held liable for future misconduct. It’s also worth noting that Washington law protects landlords from liability unless they are the dog’s specified owner. 

To learn more about animal bite liability, contact our office today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about your specific case during your initial consultation.