DOG BITE ATTORNEY IN LONE TREE, COLORADO
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
When the Owner Is Not Liable
A dog owner will not be held liable when:
The injured victim was unlawfully on the private or public property
A warning sign was posted, and the victim trespassed
The dog is used as a military or police dog to perform its duties
The injured person provoked the dog intentionally
The person is a dog groomer, vet, or another animal professional who takes care of dogs
Proving Liability in a Dog Bite Lawsuit
To establish fault and liability in a Colorado dog bite lawsuit, the injured person must prove that:
The dog owner had a duty of care to keep his or her dog from harming others
The dog owner failed to protect others
The dog caused the bodily injuries suffered by the victim
The victim suffered damages due to the dog bite or dog attack
The injured person may recover economic damages for the following:
Future medical treatment
Lost wages or income
Costs to receive psychological counseling
Loss of earning power
Will the Dog Be Euthanized?
Euthanization is the act of putting an animal to death. When a person sustains serious bodily injuries or is killed after being attacked by a dog, and proves that the dog's owner had knowledge that the dog was aggressive or dangerous, the dog can be euthanized. The court may instruct a licensed veterinarian to euthanize the animal at the owner's expense.
How Legal Counsel Can Help
Dog bite victims in Lone Tree, Colorado may be eligible for fair financial compensation for their dog bite injuries, physical therapy, damages, and lost income. Our experienced personal injury team at the Landry Law, P.C. can help you with the following;
Review your case and perform a thorough investigation
Gather detailed evidence and documentation required to build a strong case
Establish fault and liability and determine your case value
Negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company
Manage all your communications while you recover
If you need to file a personal injury claim, we will provide diligent and compassionate representation. We will fight to protect your rights and attempt to help you recover fair financial compensation for your injuries and damages.
EXPERIENCED DOG BITE ATTORNEY SERVING LONE TREE, COLORADO
If you or your child were attacked by a dog, you may have claims against the dog's owner. Contact Landry Law, P.C. today to schedule a free consultation. Our team will fight compassionately to protect your rights and help you pursue fair financial compensation. We are proud to represent victims throughout Lone Tree, Denver, Castle Pines, Douglas County, and Castle Rock, Colorado. Call today to speak with a knowledgeable Colorado personal injury attorney.