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Non-Bite Injuries

Dogs are usually wonderful pets. Their loyalty makes them the one of the most popular pets in the United States and 39% of all households own at least one dog. But even man's best friend can cause injuries. Dogs can bite, scratch, claw and even push individuals causing a variety of injuries that can cause years of pain and disabilities. If you or someone you love was injured by a dog, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries.

Types of Non-Bite Injuries:

Dogs can injury people in a variety of ways. Even dog's that are not aggressive can become overly playful and get carried away, causing injury to unsuspecting people. Dogs scratches that may seem mild at first can easily become infected, causing severe septicemia, cellulitis and even loss of limb. Deep scratches and lacerations may require multiple stitches or plastic surgery to fully correct and victims may still be left with permanent scarring.

Besides scratching, dogs can also trip, knock over and run into unsuspecting individuals causing a variety of sprains, muscle tears and even broken bones. Many of these injuries may be covered by the dog owner's homeowner's insurance policy and a dog bite attorney will be able to fully investigate your case to determine who is responsible for your injuries and your medical expenses.

While most of the dog laws in the United States center around dog bites themselves, the laws do offer some protection from non-bite injuries. In general, dog owners are responsible for injuries their dog causes if they had prior knowledge of their dog's aggressive propensities. Dog owners can also be held liable for injuries if there was negligence involved. An experienced dog bite lawyer with extensive knowledge of Colorado's dog laws is crucial to understanding your legal rights and choosing the legal path that is right for you.


This website is not meant to serve as legal advice of any kind and is only intended for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. As Personal Injury Law varies from state to state we recommend you seek legal advice from an attorney or law firm in your state. The information used on this website is copyrighted and used with permission by Dallas Norton, Esq. Denver's Personal Injury Attorney serving personal injury victims in Denver Metro Area and all of Colorado