An attack by a dog is usually sudden and unexpected and can be a terrifying experience. Dog bites are serious injuries that require immediate medical attention due to the risk of rabies and infection. The majority of victims of dog bites are children and the injuries and dog attack incident can have adverse effects on the young person for the remainder of his or her life. Different areas of the U.S. have their own ordinances that cover the regulations regarding dog ownership and responsibilities. A victim or the family of a victim bitten by a dog should contact a Denver personal injury lawyer for information and legal advice as to the possibility of monetary compensation for injuries and suffering.
Fisher Hopkins Nandan Pangalos PLLC is a trusted personal injury firm dedicated to helping clients injured in all types of accidents including dog bite cases. The attorneys are respectful of clients and provide professional legal services on a personal level, recognizing the importance of paying attention to each case and client. The firm devotes one-third of their practice to pro-bono work and serves on the Board of Directors to a non-profit helping veterans and their families receive needed medical treatment.
Dog owners who fail to restrain their dogs by ignoring leash laws and allowing them to roam freely are negligent in their responsibilities. An unprovoked attack on a child or adult can result in life-threatening injuries or permanent disfigurement and the emotional and mental impact from a dog attack can cause future problems for the victim. Those responsible for accidents involving dog bites may be liable to the victims for damages in the form of monetary compensation for lost earnings, medical bills, and pain and suffering. The terrible loss of a loved one due to a dog attack with fatal injuries to the victim may be grounds for a wrongful death legal action.
Your Colorado Lawyers are ready to assist victims of dog bites and help them receive the maximum amount of compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the accident. It is important to speak with a competent personal injury attorney before settling with an insurance company. A claim may be less than the worth of a dog bite case. Make an appointment today for a consultation.