According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. An estimated 800,000 of these require medical treatment. Though no concrete statistics are available regarding emotional trauma, a number of victims admit the “once bitten, twice shy” scenario does apply.
If you were bitten or attacked by a dog in Denver, you can take action. Colorado law holds dog owners strictly accountable for injuries their pets inflict on others. An experienced Denver dog bite injury attorney from The Fang Law Firm, P.C. can help victims recover their damages.
First, seek medical attention if needed. In truth, if your injuries aren’t severe enough to warrant treatment, you don’t have a case against the dog’s owner and no further action is necessary. In the event medical care is needed, you’ll need to obtain contact information for the dog’s owner and any witnesses to the attack to be turned over to a Denver dog bite attorney.
To learn more about how our Denver dog bite attorneys can help you, please contact us.