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LAWSUIT: Kenmore Man Attacked By Husky/Malamute And Injured

Posted on Feb 10, 2017

Gu v. Dong (17 2 03305 7 SEA)

dog bite lawsuit in king county washingtonSeattle, Wash (February 9, 2017) - Attorney Chris Davis, founder of Davis Law Group, P.S., has filed a civil lawsuit in King County Superior Court (17 2 03305 7 SEA) on behalf of a 40-year-old man attacked by a Husky/Malamute mix dog on May 19, 2015 in Kenmore, Washington.   

The dog attack victim and his wife were taking a walk in their Kenmore neighborhood when the dog approached them aggressively. It began running circles around the couple and jumped at their faces. Although the dog owners were nearby and witnessed the dog’s aggressive behavior, they made no effort to control or leash their dog.

The dog lunged at the victim and he fell backwards onto the ground. The force of the fall broke both of his wrists so severely that he needed surgery to fix the fractures.

Apparently the dog had a history of behaving aggressively towards humans.  The lawsuit claims that the dog owner acted negligently by regularly permitting the dog to leave the residence and roam free in the neighborhood without exerting any type of supervision or control over the dog.  

The complaint for damages claims that the owners of the dog are strictly liable for the injuries and damages caused to the plaintiffs as mandated by the dog liability statute at RCW 16.08 et seq.  It states that the dog owners breached their duty of care by failing to control, confine, secure, leash and/or muzzle their dog so it could not escape or roam free.

Case Title: Gu v. Dong
Docket: 17 2 03305 7 SEA
Court: Superior Court of King County for Washington
Date Filed: 2/9/2017