Helping You Throughout The Recovery Process After A Dog Bite Or Attack In Fort Collins
Fort Collins is considered to be a dog-friendly city. By making more public spaces open to dogs, more people are interacting with more dogs on a regular basis. That may seem like great news, but not all dogs are well-behaved. Sometimes, dogs feel scared or threatened, and react by attacking someone.
Dog attacks can cause severe injuries and even death. If a dog attacked you, you may be suffering from injuries like puncture wounds, scratches, broken bones, and head or brain injuries. You are also likely experiencing emotional trauma from the attack. You may need hospital care, surgery, rehabilitation and possibly therapy. Medical costs can be expensive.
At VanMeveren Law Group, in Fort Collins, our attorneys focus solely on helping individuals with serious injuries. We understand a dog attack can be incredibly traumatic, painful and costly. Our firm has a deep knowledge of Colorado law regarding dog attacks, and we are prepared to fight for your recovery.
A Dog Owner May Be Held Liable For Severe Injuries
Depending on the severity of your injuries, our attorneys may build a liability or negligence case against the dog owner. For a dog bite that results in a serious injury or even death, Colorado law holds the dog owner liable. The owner did not need to know the dog was dangerous to be held liable for your injuries.
The state defines serious injuries as:
- A serious risk of death
- Permanent disfigurement or potential for permanent disfigurement
- Loss or serious impairment of a body part, including internal organs
- Serious bone fractures or breaks
If your injuries do not meet Colorado’s qualifications for serious injuries, our firm may pursue a negligence case against the dog owner. For negligence cases, our attorneys will work to build a case showing the owner failed to control the dog, and that failure resulted in your attack.
Our Fort Collins Law Firm Will Fight For Fair Compensation
The dog owner can also mount a defense. In a liability case, the owner may claim you should not have been on his or her property, or that you provoked the dog. In a negligence case, the dog owner may suggest you were at fault for your injuries.
At VanMeveren Law Group, our lawyers are experienced litigators who concentrate exclusively on personal injury cases. We advocate hard for you because we believe you have the right to compensation for your injuries, and we are determined to get it for you. Our firm limits our caseload, so we can focus on getting injured individuals the help they need to move forward with their lives.
Reach Out To Us Today
Our firm works on a contingency basis, so you will only pay our fees if we recover compensation on your behalf. If you want to speak to one of our attorneys, call us at 970-792-2103, or reach out to us online. We offer consultations by videoconferencing, at your home, or in our Fort Collins office.