Holding Dog Owners Responsible to the Letter of the Law
It would be great if every pup you saw on the street or in your neighborhood was the friendly, furry, cuddly kind, but sometimes that’s just not true. On occasion, even a generally well-behaved dog can have an episode and when you end up on the wrong end of an angry dog’s jaws, the results can be far worse than you might think. Serious injuries can result from a dog bite, not to mention the lasting emotional and psychological damage you may face. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, call us to learn what your options are and determine what the best course of action may be.
Some of the most common resulting injuries of dog attacks are:
- Permanent facial and body scarring
- Emotional and psychological damages, such as anxiety, PTSD, and more.
- Infection and disease
- Puncture wounds
- Nerve damage
- Broken or crushed bones or joints
Colorado Law – Strict Liability for Dog Owners
In the State of Colorado, owners are held strictly liable for injuries that their dogs cause. Even if they had no previous knowledge that the animal was capable of being aggressive, they may be responsible for economic damages, such as medical bills and the cost of rehabilitation. In addition to this, if it can be proven that the owner showed negligent or intentional conduct leading to an attack and injuries, victims may be able to recover non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. As experienced Denver personal injury lawyers, we are here to help protect your rights and ensure you receive a fair outcome.
Who is going to pay for my injuries?
In most situations, we attempt to locate an insurance policy that will provide coverage for your specific case. Whether this is a homeowner’s policy, an automobile policy, or a commercial policy for a business, it is always helpful to have an insurance company involved and to pay your damages rather than pursuing someone who may not have the ability to pay themselves. We also investigate all other sources of potential recovery so you may make the educated decision regarding your case.
Working Tirelessly to Hold Negligent Dog Owners Responsible
If you or a loved one have suffered personal injury from a dog bite, it is important to act immediately and retain the services of a knowledgeable and caring Denver injury attorney. At Pushchak Law Firm we have 24/7 call service and we are available to make after-hour and weekend appointments for clients. You are our priority, and we can work tirelessly to hold negligent dog owners responsible and help you get the fair compensation you need.