Denver Dog Bite Attorneys
Our Denver dog bite attorneys can help you bring a claim for compensation when you’re hurt because of a dog bite. Colorado has strong laws that protect dog bite victims. Even if the dog bite occurs on the owner’s property, and even if the dog doesn’t have a bite history, you may be entitled to fair compensation for your claim. Our aggressive dog bite attorneys can bring a claim on your behalf for swift justice under Colorado law.
How Our Denver Attorneys for Dog Bites Can Help
Our attorneys for dog bites are aggressive advocates for dog bite victims. We can handle all of the aspects of preserving the evidence, filing your claim, and fighting for the compensation that you deserve. A dog bite case is complex. While you’re recovering from your injuries, you can rely on our experienced advocates to work for your best interests under the law.
When you work with us, we take care of everything that you need to do to win the compensation that you deserve. We understand the law thoroughly, and we appreciate the nuances that can make the difference between a full recovery and no recovery at all. We draft legal documents on your behalf. If you have a court appearance, we speak on your behalf. And you don’t have to worry about handling uncomfortable negotiations with the other side. The legal team at Bachus & Schanker, LLC does it all for you. We don’t stop fighting until you have fair compensation for your dog bite case.
Why Choose Our Denver Dog Bite Lawyers
With millions recovered on behalf of victims and thousands of satisfied clients, we believe our Denver dog bite lawyers are best equipped to help you with your case. Our leaders, Kyle Bachus, and Darin Schanker have been rated by Super Lawyers for the past decade. We’ve been named to the list of “Colorado’s Top Lawyers,” and we hold Martindale Hubbell’s pre-eminent peer review rating. But most important to us is the satisfaction we get from helping each client that we represent get justice in the Colorado legal system.
We believe that all victims deserve serious, skilled legal representation. When you’re the victim of a dog bite, you deserve the best legal representation. See how we can represent you with no money up front and no fee unless you win. Call the Bachus & Schanker, LLC legal team today at (303) 222-2222 for your free consultation with a member of our friendly team.
Colorado Dog Bite Laws
Colorado has written civil dog bite laws. Colorado Revised Statute 13-21-124 is the civil dog bite law. The law says that a victim may have the right to compensation when a dog bite hurts them. The victim’s right to compensation doesn’t depend on whether the dog has a bite history. Instead, the legal standard for compensation depends only on the severity of the victim’s injuries.
Strict liability for serious dog bite injuries – If a victim has serious injuries, the dog owner has strict liability for the victim’s injuries. A serious injury is any substantial risk of death, permanent disfigurement, impairment of a bodily function or organ, a broken bone, fracture or serious burns. For strict liability to apply, the victim must be lawfully on public or private property when the dog bite occurs. When strict liability applies, the victim doesn’t have to prove that the dog owner did anything improper or negligent regarding the dog. The fact that the dog bite occurred is enough to render the dog owner liable to the victim for their injury.
The negligence standard applies for less severe dog bite injuries – When a victim has injuries that are not serious, they may recover from the dog owner only if the dog owner is negligent. If the dog owner doesn’t use reasonable care to restrain their dog, then they’re liable to the victim for their injuries. If the dog owner is negligent, the victim may recover the full amount of their damages.
Defenses to Civil Dog Bite Cases in Colorado
Here are some of the defenses that may apply in a civil dog bite case in Colorado:
- The dog is engaged in law enforcement duties
- The defendant is a veterinarian who is caring for the dog
- The defendant is a humane society worker who is caring for the dog
- Hunting/farming dogs engaged in work-related activities
- There were clear no trespassing/beware of dog signs on the property
- Comparative negligence – bad acts on the part of the dog bite victim like a provocation
- Trespassing by the dog bite victim
What Happens If My Dog Bites Someone in Colorado?
If your dog bites someone in Colorado, you may owe the victim financial compensation. If your dog causes serious injury or death, you’re strictly liable to the victim for their monetary damages and pain and suffering. For minor injuries, you’re liable to the victim only if you act negligently in failing to secure your dog. If you’re legally responsible, the amount of damages that you owe depends on the victim’s injuries, suffering, and other losses.
What Happens If Your Dog Bites Someone on Your Property in Colorado?
If your dog bites someone on your property in Colorado, you may owe them compensation for their losses. The legal standard depends on the severity of the victim’s injuries. Depending on the circumstances, your dog may be subject to quarantine. In extreme cases, you may also face criminal penalties. You have the right to a hearing on all legal actions. You might not owe the victim compensation if they were trespassing at the time of the dog bite.
Contact Our Dog Bite Attorneys in Denver Today
Are you the victim of a dog bite? Under Colorado law, you have only two years from the date of the dog bite to claim compensation. It’s essential to work quickly to preserve evidence and gather the documentation that you need to win the full compensation for your injury and suffering.
Don’t be a victim twice. Come see what thousands of satisfied clients already know. When you’re hurt because of a dog bite, the Bachus & Schanker, LLC injury lawyers are ready to fight for you. Call us today at (303) 222-2222 for a free and confidential consultation about your claim.
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