Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions that arise when people have been bitten or attacked by dogs and they need information about their rights and options for financial recovery.
While the answers provided below are informative, don’t hesitate to contact a trusted Denver personal injury attorney at the Cederberg Law Firm when you need info pertaining to your situation and you want to move forward with an experienced lawyer who can help you realize the best outcomes to your case.
Answers about Dog Bite Cases
Q – What should I do after being bitten or attacked by a dog?
A – Get any medical attention you may need ASAP to prevent any possible complications to your health. Additionally, after a dog bite or attack, it’s important to report the incident to local animal control authorities and then to contact us to find out if you may have a claim against the dog owner.
Q – What is the “one bite” rule?
A – The one bite rule is a legal concept that essentially states that a dog owner won’t generally be liable the first time his dog bites someone. This is because the owner would have no reason to believe that his dog would bite/attack someone (based on there being no history of this in the dog’s behavior).
Q – Are there exceptions to the one bite rule?
A – Yes. While the one bite rule generally applies in Colorado to most breeds, it does NOT apply to breeds that are known to have aggressive tendencies, such as Pit Bulls.
Q – What does compensation from dog bite cases include?
A – Compensation for dog bite cases will vary according to the nature and severity of the injuries sustained (as well as some other factors). Typically, however, dog bite compensation includes damages for:
- Victims’ medical bills and treatment needs
- Disfigurement and/or irreversible injuries
- Lost wages
- Loss of consortium
- Mental suffering.
Q – What’s my dog bite case worth and how do I get it started?
A – You can get a better assessment of the value of your claim, as well as get your case started at no upfront cost, by contacting an experienced Denver personal injury attorney at the Cederberg Law Firm today. In fact, because we work on contingency:
- You won’t have to pay us anything to get your case started.
- You have nothing to lose – and a lot to gain – by contacting us today.
Denver Personal Injury Attorney at the Cederberg Law Firm: We Can Help You
If you or a loved one has been bitten or attacked by a dog, contact a Denver personal injury attorney at the Cederberg Law Firm to find out more about your best options for financial recovery.
To meet with us at no cost or obligation to you, call us at 303-499-0449 or email us using the form at the side of the screen. In addition to offering free initial consults and contingency fee options, our lawyers make hospital visits to ensure that you have access to the legal support you need – whenever you need it.