Owning a pet is a great joy but it also comes with great responsibility. In addition to caring for their medical needs, feeding them, cleaning up after them and making sure they get exercise; pet owners are responsible for making sure their pets are not a danger to their friends, family members and neighbors.
At Cheney Galluzzi & Howard, our dog bit attorneys focus on helping the victims of dog bites and animal attacks in Denver and throughout Colorado. These tragic cases often involve children and will require lifelong rehabilitation and counseling. Despite the clear needs of dog bite victims, the insurance companies will do everything in their power to limit payouts and leave them without the resources they need.
Colorado’s dog bite law imposes liability on dog owners when their canine causes a serious bodily injury. This means that a pet owner will be fully responsible for paying the damages resulting from the injury, including a bite victim’s medical bills, surgical costs, pain and suffering, counseling, and more.
However, the one bite rule may protect an owner from liability if they were not aware that the dog was dangerous. The one bite rule does not apply in all cases. It’s crucial for an injured person to hire a lawyer who is familiar with Colorado case law to build the strongest possible case of liability.
Our team prepares every case thoroughly and will conduct all necessary background research to determine whether a dog owner was aware or should have been aware of their dog’s aggressive propensities.
Sadly, dog bites often involve friends, family or neighbors. This leaves victims uncertain about whether they should pursue a lawsuit. It’s important to realize that these claims almost always involve suing a dog owner’s insurance company to collect funds from their homeowner’s insurance policy, not seeking compensation directly from the dog owner.
The first step toward getting the financial resources you need for your recovery is finding out whether you have a viable claim. It will cost you nothing to find out, as we offer a free initial consultation and don’t charge any attorney fees unless we win. Contact us today to arrange your free consultation: 303-209-9395.