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Dog Bite Cases Lawyer Washington, DCIf you have been bitten by a dog, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a good dog bite cases lawyer in Washington, DC. 

DC Dog Bites

If you’ve been bitten by a dog that was in violation of DC dog bite laws, their owner may be liable for expenses that are the result of your injury, as well as for things such as your pain and suffering and property damage.

Many people think of serious dog bites as ones that come from large and aggressive breeds but in reality, all dogs can bite and even the smallest of dogs can inflict serious pain and injury to the person they bite. While some breeds are considered more ferocious or aggressive than others, any breed, including all kinds of mixed breed mutts, can cause serious damage to people’s bodies’ and their property. Many dogs who are not inclined to bite people and have never bitten anyone in the past, will bite when they get scared or provoked. It does not matter what a dog’s past biting history is, if they have hurt someone, their owner may be held responsible in a dog bite injury claim. 

If you have been bitten by a dog while in Washington, DC the sooner you contact a good dog bite cases lawyer who is licensed to protect DC dog bit victims, the sooner they may be able to start protecting your rights.

It doesn’t matter if you have been bitten by a small, medium or large dog who has or has not bitten one or more people, if their owner was not heeding to DC dog laws, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages that their negligent or malicious behavior caused.

If you have been injured by a dog bite while in Washington, DC, a dog bite cases lawyer may be able to help.

Washington, DC dog bite laws require owners to keep their dogs on a leash while in public spaces, and dogs to be restrained to stay within the confines of the owner’s personal property. If an owner’s failure to do this and/or to comply with other Washington, DC dog safety laws results in someone getting hurt, the owner may have to try to defend themselves against a lawyer who is experienced with successfully defending plaintiffs in dog bite cases.

DC Dog Bite Laws

Some states have a “one free bite” rule where a dog owner whose dog has never bitten anyone before is given a warning, but they do not get a serious penalty. The District of Columbia is not one of these states. 

An owner whose dog has injured someone by biting them can be held accountable in Washington, DC even if their dog has no record of biting and injuring someone. 

If a dog bite victim’s negligence is found to have contributed to their injury, it may be more difficult to get compensation from the negligent dog owner. This is one of the many reasons that people recommend getting the help of a highly rated lawyer when it comes to DC dog bite cases.

For a highly rated dog bite lawyer in Washington, DC, contact Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation with no obligation, any time of the day or night, any day of the year.

5 Types of Dog Bites

Not all dog bite cases are the same, and this can largely be due to the severity of the dog bite. It can vary widely depending on several factors, including the size of the dog, the location of the bite, and the age and health of the victim. Here are the different levels of dog bites to be aware of; learn more about them then contact Cohen & Cohen for legal help.

Level 1 Dog Bite

A level 1 dog bite is the mildest type of dog bite. It usually involves a dog that makes contact with a person’s skin, but does not break it. This type of bite can be caused by a dog that nips at a person’s skin, but does not actually bite down hard enough to puncture the skin. A level 1 dog bite can also be caused by a dog that licks a person’s skin, or by a dog that makes contact with a person’s skin in a non-aggressive manner.

Level 2 Dog Bite

A level 2 dog bite is more serious than a level 1 dog bite. It involves a dog that bites a person and breaks the skin, but does not cause serious injury. This type of bite can be caused by a dog that bites down hard enough to puncture the skin, but does not cause significant damage to the underlying tissue. A level 2 dog bite can also be caused by a dog that bites a person and causes a small amount of bleeding, but does not cause significant pain or require medical treatment. Still, level 2 bites can often easily be considered as serious dog bite cases.

Level 3 Dog Bite

A level 3 dog bite is a serious dog bite that can cause significant injury. It involves a dog that bites a person and causes deep puncture wounds, tears in the skin, or other injuries that require medical treatment. This type of bite can be caused by a dog that bites down hard and shakes its head, causing the skin to tear and the underlying tissue to be damaged. A level 3 dog bite can also be caused by a dog that bites a person and causes significant pain, bleeding, or bruising.

Level 4 Dog Bite

A level 4 dog bite is an extremely serious dog bite that can cause severe injury or death. It involves a dog that bites a person and causes significant damage to the skin, tissue, and underlying structures. This type of bite can be caused by a dog that bites down hard and shakes its head violently, causing the skin to tear and the underlying tissue to be severely damaged. A level 4 dog bite can also be caused by a dog that bites a person and causes significant bleeding, pain, or loss of function in the affected area.

Level 5 Dog Bite

A level 5 dog bite is the most severe type of dog bite and is usually fatal. It involves a dog that bites a person and causes massive trauma to the body, leading to severe injury or death. This type of bite can be caused by a dog that attacks a person with extreme aggression and bites down hard enough to cause serious injury to multiple areas of the body. A level 5 dog bite can also be caused by a dog that bites a person and causes severe bleeding, damage to internal organs, or other life-threatening injuries.

Dog bite cases are to be handled as professionally and seriously as possible. Do not hesitate to contact Cohen & Cohen today for a consultation.

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