Denver Dog Bite Injury Lawyer
While we all love pets, the reality is that a dog bite is a lot more than just painful. Dog bites can cause not only pain, but lifelong disfigurements and difficult to heal injuries that will cost many thousands of dollars to treat. There’s no reason why you should have to bear the burden of those costs, and every reason to seek the council of a Denver dog bite injury lawyer.
In Colorado, the law is that in most cases of course you deserve compensation from the dog owner for injuries inflicted by their dog. We have a dog bite statute that specifically deals with dog bites and other remedies based on our common law traditions. It’s easier to talk about the situations where you wouldn’t be able entitled to compensation for a dog bite injury.
The most common reason why you wouldn’t be entitled to compensation for a dog bite is in you’re not lawfully on the property where the bite or attack occurred. But there are lots of lawful reasons to be on someone else’s property, and a Denver dog bite injury lawyer can help determine those reasons. One common reason is that you have to go onto someone else’s property as part of a duty imposed on you by law or a regulation. Mail carriers, meter readers, and delivery services all have a either a duty or implied invitation to enter onto private property. But, if the dog owner has clearly posted signs saying “No trespassing” or “Beware of dog,” then those signs serve as a warning that your presence on the property is not permitted. But even then there are situations which would allow you to recover. It’s always best to consult one of our attorneys to determine if you have a case.
There are a few hard and fast rules that prevent you from recovering from a dog bite injury though. One is when that dog is actually a police or military dog in performance of its duties. There are also certain types of working dogs, such as herding or predator control dogs, that you receive some protections, as long as they’re working under the control of their owner. Another reason that might deny compensation for your injuries is if you are injured while doing the business of caring for animals, such as a veterinarian or groomer. Finally, you likely won’t be able to recover from your injuries if have been knowingly provoking the dog.
Every scenario is unique, but in many cases you will be entitled to some compensation for your injuries. The facts of every case are different and require the evaluation of professionals who have handled these cases before. Don’t just accept the financial burden of these injuries without seeking legal advice.
If you’ve been injured by a dog bite, and need to speak to a lawyer, call the law offices of Franklin D. Azar & Associates, P.C. today. We have a team of experienced dog bite attorneys, so call today to speak with a Denver dog bite injury lawyer.