If you need a dog bite lawyer, you’ll know. Hiring a dog bite attorney has several perks. A lawyer can explain your legal rights after a dog attack and protect them. A Colorado dog bite attorney can gather evidence, contact medical professionals, negotiate with the at-fault party and/or insurance company, and fight for you.
Laws On Dog Bites
A dog bite may be life-changing. Dog attacks can cause lasting disability or death. If a dog owner:
- The dog’s owner knew or should have recognized its behavior was harmful.
- The owner might have averted the dog bite with care.
- The owner didn’t prevent the bite.
- The dog wasn’t provoked.
- This statute includes bites, scratches, and knock-downs.
A Lawyer Can Prove The Dog Owner’s Negligence.
In certain places, dog owners are accountable for dog bite injuries unless the victim was trespassing or provoked the dog.
Colorado law is predicated on carelessness, thus you must show that the dog owner knew or should have known their dog may hurt someone. You must also establish that the dog owner could have averted the assault with care.
Your lawyer can prove each point. They may utilize different tactics. Eyewitness testimony is typically helpful in dog bite cases. A witness to the attack can tell what happened before and during it.
Witnesses may attest to the dog’s prior conduct to prove the owner knew of its hostility.
What’s Your Compensation?
Case conditions determine the amount of compensation. Without a lawyer’s analysis, it’s impossible to anticipate an award amount. Damages vary per instance.
Our lawyers can help you get appropriate compensation. We’ll analyze your case to see how much compensation you can get.
Damages Past And Future
Damages are injuries’ losses. Personal injury claims may cover your damages.
A lawyer can assist you to discover past and future compensable damages. After estimating your damages, you can negotiate with the dog owner and/or insurance company.
Dog Bites Require Costly Medical Care
Dogs can cause soft tissue and bone injury. Dog bites cause:
- Cuts, bruises
- Ruptured ligaments/tendons
- Head-neck-face injuries
Even if the dog didn’t bite, it might still inflict harm. A dog may cause a concussion or back damage if it knocks someone down.
Your attorney can help you obtain proof, such as medical bills, to show your injuries and medical care. Your attorney may contact doctors, plastic surgeons, or other medical specialists regarding your injuries.
Mental Harm Can Be As Severe As Physical Harm
Dog attacks are typically traumatic for the victim. Many dog-bite victims acquire PTSD. PTSD symptoms include:
- Traumatic attack flashbacks
- Emotional responses to assault reminders
- Avoiding locations or activities that remind the victim of an attack
- Mood and thinking changes
- Concentration problems
A psychological and emotional injury might be hard to show. Your lawyer can show how the dog attack affected you mentally.
Lost Income And Earnings Potential
Your injuries may have caused you to miss work or permanently hindered you. You may be entitled to lost revenue and earning potential.
Your attorney can consult with financial specialists to assess lost income, diminished earning ability, and other losses.
Personal harm instances involve dog bites. If you miss the deadline, you won’t get reimbursement for your injuries. Our lawyers will help you avoid missing lawsuit deadlines.
Dog Bite Treatment
After a dog bite, treat your wounds and assure safety. Once the dog is safe and your injuries are stabilized, gather:
- Dog owner’s name, address, and insurance details.
- Witnesses: Collect names and contact information.
- Photograph the incident, including your injuries, the dog, damaged clothing, and property. Photograph anything that shows the owner’s negligence.
- Documentation: Keep police reports and medical records. Ask the owner for rabies vaccination proof.
Next, hire a dog bite attorney. Choosing a dog bite attorney is critical. Our company has helped several people win dog-bite lawsuits.
Dog attacks are alarming. Our lawyers can handle the case while you heal.