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It is no secret Colorado Springs loves dogs. BringFido, a website for pet-friendly places, named Colorado Springs as one of the top 5 pet-friendly cities. With more dogs and dog-friendly businesses, dogs are everywhere, but not all dogs are friendly. The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that over 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. 1 in 5 of those bites require medical attention.
It is essential to understand your legal rights after a dog bite. Kim Welch is a Colorado Springs dog bite lawyer who has helped multiple clients in dog bite cases. Contact her now.
Any dog can bite regardless of the breed, and it can be difficult to predict when a dog bite is about to happen. Kim Welch Law is one of the most trusted dog bite attorneys handling bite cases and holding owners liable for the damage their dogs do. Colorado practices “strict liability” in dog bite cases, meaning victims do not need to prove the owner knew the dog was a bite risk. Any dog bite victim is entitled to make a claim for damages from the dog owner. However, if the victim was illegally trespassing or ignoring warning signs when the bite happened, the owner may not be liable. Kim Welch Law will navigate the claims process to get you adequately compensated.
If you are the victim of a dog bite, Kim Welch Law is one of the premier dog bite attorneys in Colorado Springs. If the dog owner is found liable, Kim Welch will fight for fair compensation. Compensation may include recovery costs for all medical expenses, including reconstructive surgery, in-home rehabilitation, lost wages and benefits, future lost income, reduced earning capacity, and funeral costs. While you focus on healing, Kim Welch Law will secure a fair settlement.
Larger dogs can cause more damage, and the damage can be devastating. Injuries include:
In addition to physical injuries, a dog bite can cause emotional distress and anguish. Kim Welch Law, a dog bite injuries lawyer, understands the legal process of investigating a dog bite case and recovering damages from the liable party while you focus on recovering physically and mentally.
If a dog has bitten you, seek medical treatment immediately. Document the scene and wounds and note any details you can remember. Get the information of the owner and any witnesses. Contact Kim Welch Law to determine if the owner was liable and a civil case for damages.
Many people do not know that the dog owner is liable for any damages from a bite. It can be complicated to pursue damages for injuries. Kim Welch Law will fight the legal battle for your claim while you focus on healing.
The dog owner is responsible for the dog bite regardless of if they knew the dog tended to bite. However, the owner has no liability if the victim was not legally allowed on the property and ignored warning signs.
The statute of limitations to bring a case against the dog owner after a bite is two years in Colorado.
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