Dog Bite & Animal Attack Lawyers
A dog attack can be a life-changing experience. Many people are attacked when they least expect it, and the injuries can be severe. Every year, people in Colorado experience scarring, disfigurement and other bodily damage because of dog bites.
Contact an Experienced Dog Bite Injury Attorney Today
At the law firm of Coppola & Melonakis, our injury attorneys represent people who have been injured by dogs, helping them achieve the best possible results in Colorado courts. If you have been injured in a dog bite or animal attack, we will strive to get you the monetary compensation that you need to move forward.
Colorado Dog Bite Laws
Colorado’s dog bite laws have changed recently. They now hold dog owners strictly liable for economic damages when their dogs cause serious bodily injury.
Under the law, a dog does not get one free bite, although the outcome of your case may depend on several factors:
- Where you were when the accident occurred: Were you on public or private property? If it was private, was it marked “no trespassing” or “beware of dog”? Was the dog on a leash or off of one?
- The seriousness of the injury: Was the injury serious, posing a substantial risk of death, causing scarring or broken bones? Did you seek medical attention?
- How your injury has affected your life: Did you suffer missed work and hospital bills? Did you suffer emotional harm, including pain and suffering, inconvenience or emotional stress?
- Whether the dog was known to be dangerous: Did the owner know the dog was dangerous? Has the dog ever bitten anyone before? Is it a breed that is known to be dangerous, like a Pit Bull or a Rottweiler?
When Dog Bites Hurt Children
Sadly, children are at a greater risk for dog bites than adults. Because of their smaller size, they are often “face to face” with dogs. Accordingly, many children experience facial scarring and disfigurement in dog attacks. They may need multiple reconstructive surgeries in order to minimize the damage done.
These children also feel the emotional impact of a dog attack. Many spend their lives afraid of dogs. They are also self-conscious about the physical injuries they have experienced and may need a professional’s help to move forward.
At Coppola & Melonakis, we are extremely supportive of children and parents. Working hard to help them obtain the best possible results after a dog bite, we dedicate our time, resources and experience to winning or favorably settling these personal injury cases.
Dog Bite & Animal Attacks Laws are Complex. Talk With a Lawyer Today.
Because our state’s laws are complex, it is a good idea to talk with an attorney at Coppola & Melonakis before trying to handle the matter yourself.