Englewood Dog Bite Attorneys

A dog attack can be a terrifying experience that leaves lasting physical and emotional damage. If you’ve been hurt because of a dog bite, we want you to get the justice and financial relief you deserve. We’re dedicated to fighting for victim’s rights and are ready to fight for you.

The Englewood dog bite injury attorneys at Bachus & Schanker, LLC, are accepting new dog bite cases. To receive compensation after a dog bite, you must take action. Our Englewood personal injury attorneys know what steps to take on your behalf and how to maximize your compensation to the full extent of the law. Call us today for a free consultation on your case.

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As Englewood dog bite attorneys, our mission is to assist victims with all of the steps necessary to win their case. We offer comprehensive services that are designed to help you maximize your claim. You can know that your case is in good hands with our team of legal professionals.

Schedule your free consultation with our Englewood dog bite lawyers to get started right away. We offer no-obligation, confidential and free consultations about dog bite cases. Come with your questions and see what your case might be worth. Call our friendly team today.

In Colorado, dog bite lawsuits may be brought against the owner of a dog that bites if certain conditions are present. There are some circumstances in which a dog owner is strictly liable for the actions of their dog. In other cases, the owner must be negligent in a way that allows the dog bite to occur.

A dog bite lawsuit in Colorado may be brought by the victim in order to claim the compensation available for the circumstances of the case. If a dog owner’s negligence caused the attack, you may be able to claim compensatory damages for your injuries. This may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Cost of rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium or services
  • Pain and suffering

We’re Englewood attorneys for dog bite claims. Our legal professionals are dedicated to helping victims get the compensation that they deserve after a dog attack. We know the laws, we know the courts and we know how to advocate for our clients.

If you’ve been hurt because of a dog bite, we’re here to help. Please call or message us to learn what you might stand to receive in compensation and what steps are involved in bringing a claim.

Yes, Colorado is a strict liability state for dog bites. However, strict liability may not always apply. There are a number of conditions that must be met for the dog owner to have automatic liability to bite victims, including that the victim must have actual or implied permission to be on public or private property when the bite occurs. Under the right circumstances, the dog owner is automatically liable to the victim for their damages, even if the owner isn’t negligent.

Englewood dog bite laws are Colorado Revised Statutes 13-21-124 and Colorado negligence laws. Both laws may apply in your case. However, they are slightly different in terms of who qualifies and what they may receive in compensation.

Here’s what you need to know about Colorado Revised Statutes 13-21-124:

  • Imposes strict liability on the owner
  • The victim may not be trespassing at the time of the attack
  • It’s not a defense that the dog has never bitten before or that the owner was not negligent 
  • Serious bodily injury must occur to fall under this law; if injuries are not severe, negligence laws may still apply
  • There are some exceptions for police/military dogs, posted warning signs, veterinarians, working farm dogs and dogs that are provoked
  • Economic damages are available to the victim
  • To claim pain and suffering, the victim must bring a negligence claim

Here is more on Colorado dog bite common laws

  • The victim must show that the defendant was negligent
  • There is no particular standard for how serious injuries need to be to sustain a claim
  • Pain and suffering is available
  • The amount of compensation that the victim deserves depends on the severity of their injuries

How much you can sue for a dog bite in Englewood depends on your injuries and the circumstances of the dog bite. If your injuries occur because of negligence on the owner’s part, you can claim your actual financial losses plus an additional amount of pain and suffering.

If your injuries are severe and you meet the strict liability criteria of Colorado law 13-21-124, you may sue for economic damages with or without proving negligence. The relief available under Colorado law 13-21-124, if you qualify, is analogous to what may be available to you under Colorado negligence laws.

The amounts of Englewood dog bite settlements vary depending on the losses to the victim. Most cases resolve by settlement. In fact, the defendant may have homeowner’s or renter’s insurance that can satisfy a claim.

Our legal team helps you build a strong case. The evidence we gather and the legal strategy we pursue is the backing for settlement negotiations with the other party. If they make a reasonable offer, we may advise you to accept an Englewood dog bite settlement. However, if it’s necessary to take your case to trial, rest assured that you’re marching into court with our determined, aggressive legal advocates who are comfortable in the courtroom.

Here are the steps we take on your behalf to win a dog bite claim in Englewood:

  • Preserve any evidence that is immediately available at the scene; record names and contact information of witnesses and anyone else who may have relevant information
  • Help you seek medical attention to treat and document your injuries
  • Determine what laws apply to you. Prepare your claim under Colorado statutes, common law or both
  • File your legal claim, including service of process
  • Continue treatment and document your injuries
  • Build the evidence using Colorado legal procedures; argue preliminary motions in court and appear at your court dates
  • Negotiate a settlement using mediation and direct discussions; evaluate any settlement offers to see if they truly reflect your losses and the value of the case
  • Proceed to trial, if necessary; present the case at trial, choosing a jury, presenting evidence, calling witnesses and making arguments
  • Collect your judgment


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