Colorado Springs Dog Bite Lawyers
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Dog bites can cause serious and disfiguring injuries, and in some extreme cases, dog bites can be fatal. If you suffered a dog bite in Colorado Springs, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The dog injury attorneys at Zinda Law Group can help you understand your rights and if you have a valid dog bite claim.
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Colorado Springs Dog Bite Law
In Colorado, if you sustained serious injuries from a dog bite and you were lawfully present on the property, then you may have a right to seek compensation against the dog’s owner. Even if the owner was not aware that their dog was vicious or had dangerous propensities. In other words, a dog owner can be held strictly liable for the injuries that their dog’s bite might cause.
However, it is important to note that the injuries must either be serious, such as an injury causing permanent disfigurement, or fatal. There are only a handful of circumstances where a dog owner might not be liable for injuries caused by their dog, including instances where:
- You were attacked while trespassing on public or private property;
- The dog was being used by law enforcement or military personnel for official duties;
- You were on the dog owner’s property, and the property was clearly marked with posted warning signs, such as “beware of dog” or “no trespassing;”
- You knowingly provoked the dog; or
- The dog was hunting, working, herding, farming, or performing other jobs on its owner’s property.
Under the strict liability dog bite law, any recovery will be limited to economic damages, such as medical expenses or lost wages. The law does not provide for any non-economic damages you might sustain such as emotional anguish or pain and suffering.
For instances where your injury was not serious or fatal, or you want to recover non-economic damages, you may be able to pursue a negligence claim against the dog’s owner. In these cases, you must be able to establish that the dog owner failed to use reasonable care to restrain or control their dog and that this caused the dog to attack you.
However, remember that a dog owner may try to prove that you were at fault for the injury or that you were trespassing at the time of the dog attack. If you are found 50 percent or more at fault, you can lose your ability to collect any damages.
Our Colorado Springs Dog Bite Lawyers Are Here to Help You
If you were injured or lost a loved one as the result of a dog bite, it is important that you consult with an experienced Colorado Springs dog bite lawyer as soon as possible. Proving liability in dog bite or dog attack cases can be difficult, and the laws governing dog bites in Colorado can be confusing and complicated. A knowledgeable injury attorney can help you seek the compensation you need and deserve.
Once you choose Zinda Law Group to handle your dog bite case, you can expect compassionate and dedicated representation by skilled animal attack attorneys who have achieved successful results in dog bite cases in Colorado and Colorado Springs. Our firm also operates on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing until we win your case.