About 4.5 million dog bite incidents occur in the United States each year. In 2018, approximately 27,000 people went through reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten or attacked by dogs. Being attacked by a dog can be a really terrifying experience. If you were attacked or bitten by a dog, you have the right to file a claim against the dog's owner. Even if your claim was denied, an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney can challenge the insurer's decision and help you explore your other legal options.
Landry Law, P.C. provides outstanding legal services and compassionate representation to clients in matters of dog bites, animal attacks, and other personal injury cases. We can help you pursue fair financial compensation for your dog bite injuries, damages, lost income, pain, and suffering.
Landry Law, P.C. proudly serves clients in Lone Tree, Colorado, and the surrounding areas of Denver, Castle Pines, Douglas County, and Castle Rock.
Premises Liability Law
A premises liability case arises when an individual is injured or killed on another person's property due to unsafe, hazardous, or dangerous conditions of the property. Premises liability cases can include slip and falls, fires, inadequate security, dog bites, and animal attacks. Under the Colorado Premises Liability Statute, an injured person may sue the property owner for injuries he or she suffered while on the property. In cases where Colorado’s dog bite statute doesn't apply, victims can still sue the property owner for negligence.
Colorado's Dog Bite Statute (C.R.S 13-21-124)
The Colorado dog bite statute (C.R.S 13-21-124) is a strict liability statute for dog owners in the state. This means that if your dog bites, causes serious bodily injury, or kills someone who is lawfully on private or public property, you could be held responsible, even if you were unaware that your dog was aggressive or dangerous.
Colorado laws define a "serious bodily injury" is an injury to the body that either at the time of the actual injury, attack, or later time involved a substantial:
- Risk of death
- Risk of severe permanent deformity or disfigurement
- Risk of long-term loss or impairment of the function of any body organ or part
- Fractures or broken bones