Dogs are the most popular pets in the United States with 44% of all households owning at least one dog. Even when dogs do not bite, they can cause injuries by clawing, scratching, chasing, and even pushing people over. Some of these injuries can be very serious. If you or someone you love was injured by a dog, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries.
Our personal injury attorneys have represented bicyclists, children, and delivery people who have sustained serious injuries when falling, after being chased by unleashed dogs.
Some dogs just want to have fun. Even non-aggressive dogs can become overly playful and get carried away. Scratches, that may seem mild, can easily become infected and cause septicemia, cellulitis, and loss of limb. Deep scratches and lacerations may require multiple stitches or plastic surgery. Dogs can also trip, knock over, chase, and run into unsuspecting individuals causing a variety of sprains, muscle tears, and even broken bones.
Many of these injuries may be covered by the dog owner's homeowner's insurance policy. Our office is based in Aurora, Colorado, but our qualified dog bite attorneys will be able to help you throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.
While most dog laws in the United States center around dog bites, the laws, and general negligence principles, do allow other types of claims. In general, dog owners are responsible for bites their dog causes if the owner knew, or should have known, of their dog's aggressive tendencies. Dog owners, and even landlords, can also be responsible for injuries if there was negligence involved. Often this happens when a dog is not leashed or if a landlord knows that its tenant is harboring a dangerous dog. An experienced dog bite attorney with extensive knowledge of Colorado's dog laws is crucial to understanding your legal rights and choosing the legal path that is right for you. Again, we handle Wyoming dog bite cases and Utah dog bite cases.
Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney
For a free consultation about your rights in the aftermath of a severe dog bite or other injury caused by a dog, call 303-400-8100 to contact the experienced dog bite personal injury attorneys at Norton, Bowers & Hofstra, P.C. We provide free case evaluations and there are no attorney’s fees until we recover for you. Home, evening, and weekend visits are available.