Q: I was attacked by a dog. Can I get compensation?

A: There are several possible ways that you can make a claim against an animal owner whose dog attacks or harasses you. Colorado has a dog bit statute that can impose liability on an owner of a dog that is dangerous? Whether a dog is dangerous and fits under this statute may require investigation. Many cities have laws which require pets to be kept on a leash. These laws may set the standard of care that a pet owner has to follow or they will be liable for the consequences of violating the law. These are not the exclusive theories that can be used to recover from an animal owner whose pet caused injury. You are probably wondering why I have qualified my responses with the word MAY so much. Every case is different and one or more theory of liability may be used to make the dog owner responsible for harming you. You should call me or another experienced personal injury trial lawyer to discuss your case.