If you or someone you love was bitten by a neighbor’s pet or by a dog whose owner you do not know, the immediate aftermath can be painful and confusing. Between emergency care and any necessary follow-up treatments, you can be left with a long list of medical bills. When your medical bills are combined with income loss, you can be left in an uncertain financial situation.
You and your family should not be financially burdened by a dog bite or attack that was not your fault. A Denver dog bite lawyer can show you how to locate the dog’s owner and hold them responsible for the financial aftermath of a dog bite. Call (800) 794-0444 to speak to a client intake team member at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today.
A Lawyer Can Help You Fight For Optimal Financial Compensation
When you are bitten by a dog in Denver, you are entitled to pursue the dog’s owner for financial compensation. You can file an insurance claim or lawsuit to cover the cost of your medical treatments and other bite-related expenses.
When a member of our team joins you in your fight for compensation, we fight hard to help build your claim. One important aspect of your claim is gathering evidence that proves liability, documents your injuries, and values your claim. Evidence and injury-related documents we help you compile can include:
- Medical records and bills
- Pictures of bite wounds and punctures
- Before and after pictures of disfiguring wounds
- Police and animal control records and reports
- Witness testimony and statements
- Employment and salary history
In addition to working hard to prove your claim for the compensation you deserve, we do not shy away from tough cases. Our team works on a contingency fee basis. You pay nothing out of pocket and nothing upfront because we only take our fee after we secure a financial settlement for your claim.
A Denver Dog Owner Can Be Liable For His Dog’s Actions
Denver is a strict liability state in relation to dog bites and holds dog owners responsible for the financial impact of injuries their dog causes. Colorado Revised Statutes § 13-21-124 says you are entitled to file an insurance claim or lawsuit for financial recovery:
- If you are seriously injured by a dog bite whether you are on public or private property
- Whether or not the dog’s owner knew his pet might be vicious and dangerous
By filing a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit, you can legally compel the dog’s owner to pay:
- Current and ongoing medical bills
- Current and future lost income
- Pain, suffering, and emotional trauma
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
Because no two dog bite incidents or injuries are exactly alike, your claim might have financial aspects that are specific to you. A Denver dog bite lawyer can help you define the value of your unique dog bite claim and fight for the total value of your compensation package.
For a free legal consultation with a dog bite lawyer serving Denver, call (800) 794-0444
Costly Injuries A Dog Bite Can Create
Any dog bite that causes puncturing, tearing, or otherwise breaking of the skin poses a real risk of dangerous infection and possibly permanent disfigurement for its victims. Some scars and disfiguring injuries can be hidden from view when covered by clothing. Others, such as dog bites and wounds on your face, neck, and limbs can be difficult or impossible to hide.
Unsightly physical trauma, especially to your face or to the face of your young son, daughter, or other family members can require ongoing and costly medical care. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) research, facial wounds can require emergency and ongoing treatments including:
- Emergency wound care
- Wound closure
- Ongoing wound management
- Cosmetic surgical repair
The cost of restoring your physical appearance should not be your responsibility. Our team can help you seek compensation for restoring your appearance from the owner of the dog that bit you or someone you love and limit or eliminate the financial impact of a disfiguring dog bite.
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Let Us Help You Negotiate A Favorable Financial Settlement
Most personal injury claims are settled out of court with the injured party receiving financial compensation from the at-fault party. When you are ready to pursue financial compensation for the injuries you or a loved one suffered due to a dog bite, our team can help you negotiate a financial settlement that fully covers your injury-related expenses and losses.
When you negotiate a financial settlement, you agree to accept a specific amount of money in exchange for the final disposition and resolution of your compensation claim. That means you permanently relinquish your right to pursue any further compensation after you accept payment from the dog’s owner. That permanence makes reaching the right settlement amount important.
Our goal is to negotiate an optimal financial settlement that lets you get on the road to recovery and start putting your life back on track as soon as possible. Of course, the decision to accept or reject any financial recovery package you are offered is always yours to make. Our team will strategically guide you through the negotiation process and help you make an informed decision.
A Denver Dog Bite Lawyer Will Support Your Compensation Claim
The suddenness of a dog bite can leave you with serious injuries, mounting medical bills, and lost income. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we do not believe you should be saddled with medical expenses and other financial losses because of the actions of someone else’s dog. We believe the dog’s owner should carry that financial burden. When you are ready to pursue financial compensation, call us at (800) 794-0444 to find out how hard we fight to ensure you obtain the optimal financial compensation you are entitled to receive.