Boulder Dog Bite Attorneys
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If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you should take the incident seriously. Dog bite injuries can be severe, causing disfiguration in some victims and even death. Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to compensation from the dog’s owner for any injuries and other damages.
At Zinda Law Group, our Boulder dog bite attorneys are here to ensure that you won’t have to face this difficult time alone. We have the knowledge and resources to investigate your accident, establish negligence, negotiate with the insurance company, and handle all the legal aspects of your claim while you focus on what is most important: your recovery.
We can help answer your questions and advise you on all your legal rights. Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free consultation with a Boulder dog bite attorney.
Dog Bite Laws in Colorado
Under Colorado law, if you were injured due to a dog bite, 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 personnel 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 50 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 Boulder and across Colorado. Our firm also operates on a contingency fee basis, which means if we don’t win your case, you won’t owe us a dime.
Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 to receive your free consultation with one of our experienced dog bite lawyers in Boulder.
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