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. You may have coverage even if it was your friend's dog, or your dog that attacked, and even if the attack was not on someone else's property. Consult attorney Birk Baumgartner who has experience with personal injury claims relating to dog bites.
Potential Insurance Coverage:
- Homeowner's Insurance (Dog Owner's or Yours)
- Renter's Insurance (Dog Owner's or Yours)
- Umbrella Insurance (Dog Owner's or Yours)
Types of Claims:
- Everyday Negligence
- Strict Liability
- Negligence Per Se
- Statutory Claims
- Wreckless & Intentional Torts
- Economic Damages
- Compensation for Lost Wages, Medical Bills & Out of Pocket Expenses
- Non-Economic Damages for Pain & Suffering & Emotional Distress
- Loss of Consortium