A dog bite or attack can be a traumatic experience. Injuries are frquently to the face, head and neck areas. A dog bite victim may face serious injury. The faces of infection, scarring and permenant disfigurement are grat, and the emotion side effects of the attack itself can cause stress and other continued trauma to the victim. A dog bite victim can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional pain and suffering.
The owner of any dog which shall bite any person while such person is in or on a public place or lawfully in or on a private place including the property of the owner of such dog, shall be liable for such damages as may be suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of such dog or the owner's knowledge of such viciousness.RCW 16.08.040