How to File a Dog Bite Report | Colorado Springs Injury Lawyers
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Dogs surround us every day, and often we forget that they are animals capable of causing us great harm. In reality, dog bites can cause deep cuts, lacerations, and puncture wounds that lead to disfiguring scars.
Additionally, dog bites carry risks of infection and can cause crushing injuries with lasting consequences. Because of the danger animals can cause and the risk or rabies transmission, local agencies track animal bites and often have mandatory reporting requirements for law enforcement and medical professionals.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog attack, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and much more. Call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with an experienced dog bite lawyer in Colorado Springs.
What to Do After a Dog Bite
If you have suffered a dog bite, you should first seek prompt medical attention. Once you have addressed your injuries, you should report the incident to your local agency overseeing animal bite reporting. In Colorado’s El Paso County, that is El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH). The process is streamlined through this secure animal bite reporting portal.
Once you access the portal, it will prompt you to supply information such as the date of the bite, the name of the victim, and the biting animal. They are looking for information such as the location, breed, and circumstances of the bite so they can investigate the risk of rabies transmission. Once the report is filed, EPCPH will supply a notification to the pet’s owner requiring a 10 day quarantine for the animal.
Why a Dog Bite Report Is Necessary
Reporting dog bites is important, but often people are reluctant to report because the animal is owned by a friend or family member. However, reporting is necessary for multiple reasons:
- It provides legal documentation if you need to file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit;
- It assists local authorities in enforcing dog bite laws;
- It protects others from being attacked by that animal; and
- It may alert animal control agencies to instances of animal abuse or neglect.
Our Colorado Springs Dog Bite Lawyers Can Help
The personal injury lawyers at Zinda Law Group can help you complete an animal bite report and assist you in recovering compensation if you suffer injuries from a dog bite. And as one of our clients, you will pay nothing unless we win your case–that’s our No Fee Guarantee.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with one of our experienced Colorado Springs dog bite lawyers. Meetings with attorneys by appointment only.
**In the event that you come face to face with an aggressive or dangerous dog in Colorado Springs, you should promptly call Animal Law Enforcement at 719-302-8798 or 9-1-1.**