Law Offices of Paine, Kilpatrick, Coleman & Mahoney (Tacoma, WA) 


Dog bites aren’t just painful—they can also cause serious medical issues if they aren’t taken care of right away. And depending on the severity of the injury, it’s important to take the proper steps to ensure you’re protected legally.

Located in Tacoma, WA, Paine Kilpatrick Coleman & Mahoney PC is the premier personal injury law firm, offering top-notch legal services and dealing in various cases, from nursing home abuse to dog bites. Below, the personal injury lawyers share the three steps you need to take after suffering a dog bite:

  • Collect Information From Dog Owner: Apart from needing proof of a rabies vaccination, it’s important to have the information and contact number of the dog owner. If the owner wasn’t present, get the contact information of the person who had custody of the dog at the time of the bite.
  • Take Photographs of Injury: Document the injury before it is treated. If you are seeking compensation from the dog owner for medical bills or lost income, you will need to have photographic evidence of the injury.
  • Go to the Doctor: It’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible following the dog bite. Doing so will ensure there is no risk of rabies or infection. Your doctor may prescribe medications or suggest treatments to make sure the bite heals correctly. A doctor’s analysis will also be important evidence in a courtroom if you are looking for reimbursement for your medical bills.

If you were recently bitten by a dog and would like to take legal action, turn to the professionals at Paine Kilpatrick Coleman & Mahoney PC. With over 100 years of combined experience, they have what it takes to achieve the best possible outcome. Call (253) 472-3323 to schedule a consultation.

Call (253) 472-3323 to schedule a consultation.


The attorneys at Paine Kilpatrick Coleman & Mahoney PC have over a century of combined experience and a reputation for providing extremely effective representation to accident victims throughout the Tacoma, WA, area. Call (253) 472-3323 to discuss your personal injury case today.