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Boulder Dog Bite Attorneys

Experienced Boulder Injury Lawyers Fighting For Dog Bite Victims

If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you should take the incident seriously as dog bite injuries can be severe, causing disfiguration in some victims and even death.  Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, you might be able to receive compensation from the dog’s owner for any injuries and other damages.  Contact a knowledgeable and experienced Boulder dog bite attorney at Zinda Law Group by calling 720-545-2689 to get your free consultation.

Dog Bite Laws in Colorado

Under Colorado law, if you were seriously injured or a loved one died due to a dog bite, and when the bite occurred you were on public or private property legally (meaning you weren’t trespassing), then you likely have the right to pursue a claim for compensation or damages against the dog’s owner.  This would be the case even if the dog’s owner had no knowledge that their dog had dangerous tendencies or was vicious.  This means that a dog’s owner is strictly liable for any serious injuries, such as those that permanently disfigure someone, or fatal injuries, that their dog’s bite may cause.

A dog’s owner might not be held strictly liable for serious injuries their dog causes in the following instances:

  • If you were trespassing on private or public property when you were attacked;
  • Military personal or law enforcement was using the dog for official duties;
  • The dog owner’s property had obvious warning signs, like “beware of dog” or “no trespassing,” and you were present on the property;
  • You provoked the dog into attacking you;
  • The dog was performing jobs on its owner’s property such as hunting, herding, or farming.

Typically, the dog bite law limits any recovery to economic damages, like medical expenses or lost wages.  This means that the dog bite law doesn’t provide for the non-economic damages that you may have sustained like pain and suffering or emotional anguish.

Dog Bite Negligence Lawsuits in Colorado

For those instances in which your injuries were not serious or fatal, or in cases where you’d like to seek non-economic damages, it’s possible to file a negligence lawsuit against the owner of the dog.  In a negligence suit, you will be required to prove that the owner of the dog did not use reasonable care when restraining or controlling their dog and that this failure was the cause of the dog bite or other dog-related injury.

It is important to note that the owner may also try to establish that you were also liable for your injuries or that you were a trespasser at the time the dog attacked you.  If it is determined that you were fifty percent or more at fault for your injuries, you may lose any ability to collect damages.

Contact the Boulder Dog Bite Attorneys at Zinda Law Group Today

If you’ve sustained serious injuries or someone you love died due to a dog bite, it is imperative that you consult with a knowledgeable and experienced Boulder dog bite lawyer right away.  It can be difficult to prove liability in a dog bite or dog attack case, and the law pertaining to dog bites in Colorado can be complex and confusing.  A seasoned animal injury attorney can advise you of your options under the law and can fight to obtain the compensation you deserve.

By choosing Zinda Law Group to take on your dog bite injury case, you can expect dedicated and compassionate representation by lawyers who have achieved successful and significant results in dog bite cases in Colorado and Boulder.  Contact our experienced Boulder dog bite lawyers by calling 720-545-2689 today to schedule your free consultation. Our firm also operates on a contingency fee basis. This means if we don’t win your case, you won’t owe us a dime. Call today for help.



 

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