Colorado consistently is ranked as one of the most dog friendly states in the United States. With this, however, comes the fact that Colorado naturally has more dogs and therefore more dog-related personal injury cases than most other states as well. Despite 7 cities across the state enacting ordinances that ban all "fighting" dog breeds, attacks do happen and can be devastating, especially when they occur on the elderly or a child.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS IF YOU ARE ATTACKED BY A PET.
If you or your loved one is attacked by a dog, even if it is your friend's dog, you may be entitled to compensation. First, seek treatment for your injuries. Don't talk to any insurance companies or the police before contacting an attorney, as you may be entitled to damages under many different laws.
Often, there is insurance available for injuries and damages
caused by dog bites. Reporting a dog bite doesn’t have to have negative
consequences for the dog or the dog owner. In fact, the person who has been
bitten often has the final determination of the situation. Most of the time,
the available insurance will pay enough to cover medical bills and pain and
suffering. However, It is important not to talk to an insurance adjuster before
you retain your own knowledgeable personal injury attorney.