What Are Your Rights If You Have Dog Bite Injuries?

Your Rights Are Limited — Experienced Personal Injury Representation Is A Must

Getting bitten by a dog is not just painful, but emotionally traumatic. The aftermath may range from physical scars to a lifelong fear of dogs. Children are especially vulnerable to lasting harm from a dog attack.

Colorado dog bite law is different from other states — and not in a good way. Without experienced legal representation, you may not be fully compensated (or compensated at all). At FleschLaw, our attorneys have a good track record in these cases and over 20 years of experience. We have the knowledge and courtroom skill to hold pet owners responsible if you or your child was injured in an animal attack.

It's Not Easy To Get Compensation In A Colorado Dog Bite Case

Colorado does not have a strict liability statute. Dog owners are protected by the "one free bite" doctrine if their dog has never caused injury before.

To recover compensation, it may be necessary to show a vicious propensity — previous bites or a pattern of escaping, chasing, barking or snarling at passersby or attacking other animals.

You might have a cause of action if the owner negligently let the dog roam loose in public or intentionally sicced the dog on you. Some Colorado municipalities, such as the cities of Denver and Aurora, prohibit dangerous breeds like pit bulls and Rottweilers, which overrides the free bite doctrine if such a dog attacks. In some cases, landlords can be accountable for allowing tenants to harbor dangerous pets.

Our lawyers know the laws and how to apply them in your case to give you the best chance of maximum monetary recovery.

Dogs Can Cause Serious And Lasting Injuries — Ensure Yours Are Accounted For Fully

We will document your treatment and pursue compensation for all applicable damages such as:

  • Bite or claw wounds
  • Nerve damage or infection
  • Facial scarring
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Psychological trauma
  • Severe anxiety around dogs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost time from work

Kevin Flesch and his team have represented both children and adults in a variety of scenarios. In one case, a child was badly mauled at a pet store, resulting in claims against the pet owner and the business. In another case, we obtained nearly $800,000 when a dog with a history of viciousness in California was brought to Colorado and it attacked again.

Thorough, independent investigations by our firm yield the evidence that makes these recoveries possible.

Find Out If You Have A Viable Dog Bite Case

Our attorneys can answer your questions and determine what insurance coverage may be available to cover your losses. Call FleschLaw at 720-689-0322 or contact us by email to schedule a free consultation with an attorney.

We have offices in Denver and Englewood, and we handle all premises liability claims on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid only if you get paid, and we take on all legal costs upfront.

“ I was Injured and they paid ”

I was hurt when I was rear ended and I used up all my insurance money on treatment for my injuries. I went to Kevin to get fair compensation. His office was very helpful, explained the process and then they followed through like they promised. I got my medical expenses paid and money for future treatment plus I got money for pain and suffering. I was very surprised by the result. – Linda

“ Really Happy ”

I went to Fleschlaw after hearing an ad on the radio. I interviewed several attorneys and Kevin and his staff made me feel the most comfortable. They explained the process. The car accident really messed up my life. I needed help with my medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. We just got the case resolved. It was a long process but I am very happy with the results. I would refer anyone to Fleschlaw if they get in a car accident. – Sara

“ Fleschlaw took care of my case when other lawyers stopped helping ”

I was with another firm that dropped me after they didn't get a settlement right away. I am so glad they did. I found Fleschlaw and they quickly filed suit and fought for my rights. We were set for trial in April and we settled the case when the insurance company finally paid a fair amount for my long term problems. I would refer Kevin and his staff to all of my friends and family. – Dana

“ Very Happy ”

I retained Fleschlaw to handle my claims against someone who hit me last year. The insurance company was jerking me around and I was really mad at how awful I was being treated. Kevin met with me and he made me feel less anxious right away. The firm handled the claim professionally and their customer service was the best I have ever experienced with any lawfirm. The results have changed my life. – Mary

“ Fleschlaw knows car accidents ”

I was involved in a hit and run while driving for work. I was referred to Kevin from my worker's comp. lawyer. Kevin and his staff were great. The process was really confusing but he explained everything and did exactly what he said would happen. I got my money fast and I am back to work. - Valinda

“ Kevin did a great Job!! ”

I had a personal injury case and I started with another lawyer and that lawyer would never call me back or talk with me. I called Kevin to get a second opinion and he was so helpful I switched lawyers. I am so glad I did. He went to bat against the insurance company and finally got them to pay me more than I was expecting. - Mandy