Everyone knows a dog bite can get a dog and its owner thrown in the dog house with the law. But, for the average dog owner, the severity and number of times their dog has bitten might be a detail easily forgotten. It shouldn’t be. Your dog’s conduct, the number of times it has reportedly bitten people, and the severity of wounds can all be contributing factors to earning your dog a death row sentence.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, every year 6 to 8 million unwanted dogs and cats sit on death row in U.S. shelters. Half of those end up euthanized, due to the fact that not enough of them are rescued.1
Each state has a little different take on their dog bites laws. Here’s the low-down on statute of limitations concerning dog bites in Colorado:
In the United States, state legislators use either a strict liability or a negligence rule for deciding dog bite laws. Colorado law combines the two justifications. The strict liability portion of the law contends that a dog owner doesn’t necessarily have to know about or have knowledge that their dog is aggressive. So, the owner is literally held liable by virtue of mere ownership of the dog.
Additionally, in order for the strict liability law to apply, the person bit and injured must be public property or lawfully on private property when the injury happened. Serious bodily injury will also have to be proven. Let’s take a look at what Colorado defines serious bodily injury as:
In Colorado, when the dog bite case isn’t that serious or seemingly deadly in nature, the negligence rule applies. In these cases, the plaintiff must show or prove that the owner failed to use reasonable care to restrain or control the dog. The negligence rule can also be used in cases involving dogs, where dog bites did not occur. For instance, if a large dog knocks over an older person causing injury.
In Colorado, if the plaintiff can prove that the dog owner had prior knowledge that a dog has a vicious or aggressive in nature, he or she can file a motion for the vicious dog to be euthanized. If you have been injured by a dog, it is best to speak with Denver dog bite lawyers to begin building a strong case to seek monetary compensation for damages.
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured, or possibly even disfigured, by a dog bite? If so, you should contact our experienced Denver Dog Bite Lawyers at Warshauer McLaughlin Law Group to advocate for your justice. Let us work on building a strong case, so you can heal. We’ll work tenaciously to get you as much compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and any other loss you might have incurred. Call 720-463-1516 today, to set up a free, no-obligation initial consultation.
1“Rescuing Pets From “Death Row”” published in Denver Post, Jan. 2006.
It seems the scientific and medical communities are pulling out all the stops in an effort to find a treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI). Some believe there are several reasons for the urgency when confronting TBI, including:
Well, there’s some hope emerging as the first electrical stimulation trial dubbed “Electroceutical Therapy” is being conducted in an attempt to reduce brain injuries and swelling.
“We believe our technology, whose proven mechanism of action is the suppression of inflammation, has the potential to change the treatment of central nervous system disorders where neuroinflammation propagates injury such as ischemic stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple sclerosis,” said Endonovo Therapeutics chief executive officer Alan Collier in a press release.1
The following details about the Electroceutical therapy study were gathered from recent news reports:
There’s any number of ways a person can get a TBI, but perhaps the biggest cause is car accidents. Here are some of the most common causes of mild brain injury or severe TBI:
Do you or a loved one suffer from TBI? If so, there are some ways to find relief – both medically and financially. Our Denver Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys at Warshauer McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. understand the life-changing difficulties that TBI’s pose, and we are here to help you pursue all legal remedies to help you get your lives back. Our team has been helping families with those injured by the negligence of others for more than 40 years, so we know how important this part of the recovery process is. Without recovering compensation for injuries, the future can be a very difficult one. Let us be your advocates. Call today to set up a free, no-obligation consultation at (720) 463-1516 or email us using the contact form on this page.
1“1st Patient Enrolled in Study of Electrical Stimulation in Treating Brain Injury” published in Multiple Sclerosis News Today, June 2018.
Colorado is usually ranked one of the top states for outdoor activities, but a recent ranking of dog-friendly American cities put Denver and Aurora at least in the top half of the best dog parks category in the United States, according to The Trust for Public Land. We think the good folks at The Trust for Public Land need to revisit their findings again in another year. That’s because dog parks are going up all over Colorado with some of the most incredible scenery and amenities, some right here in Denver and the greater Metro area.
Boise, ID blows the doors off every other major metropolitan city and ranks as the most dog-friendly city with a whopping 15 dog parks for its 225,400 residents. That’s a baffling 6.7 off-leash dog parks per 100,000 people. Here’s how Denver and the two other top-ranked Colorado dog-friendly cities fared:1
|Population||Dog Parks Per 100,000 Residents||Number of Dog Parks|
Denver has 10 splendid dog parks, but there’s several things to keep in mind before visiting them. Firstly, it’s best to first read over the Denver Parks & Recreation “Dog Park Rules and Regulations” before taking your furry friend there. Also, here’s the top things city officials say you should keep in mind before going there:
Here’s a list of Denver’s current dog parks:
Denver’s leash laws vary from county to county. So, if you don’t live in Denver County, which is what this article is focused on, you should consult or call your county office and enquire about the leash laws in your particular county.
According to Denver’s leash law (Sec. 8-16) “dogs are required to be on a leash and under control of their owner, at all times.” Leash laws are in place to protect the general public at large as well as the pets themselves. Here are a few more details about Denver’s leash laws:
The last thing anyone needs is a ticket for a run-away dog, have their dog get into a fight with another dog, or bit another person. So, keep them on the leash for everyone’s benefit. You’d be surprised how costly the cost of a dog bite can be. A good Denver dog bite lawyer can easily win their clients thousands of dollars for medical bills, missed work, pain and suffering, and any other type of loss or emotional distress that a dog bite can cause.
Nobody enjoys an encounter with a dog land mine left behind for others to step in, smell, or look at for that matter. When dog owners don’t curb their animals at dog parks, it can make for an accumulation of dog feces, which can force the closure of Denver’s dog parks.
It’s actually the law (Sec. 8-47) to pick up and properly dispose of dog feces, immediately in designated trash containers. Dog bag dispensers are visible and available at all of Denver’s dog parks. We couldn’t find doggy doo doo fines for Denver proper, but we’ve come across several articles that say surrounding communities have fined dog owners as much as $100 for not picking up dog excrement “good enough.” Also, some communities will even go the extra mile and have dog poop tested for DNA, which can be used to trace back to the exact animal that made it. Those test fees are usually passed on to the dog’s owner.
We have a saying in Colorado – “leave no trace behind,” whether you are in the forest or in the city.
Dog owners have a great responsibility when they take their four-legged friends into the public domain or even when they have visitors to their homes. If their dog for some reason finds you a threat, they will sometimes bite out of fear or an inherent protective response to someone strange invading their space. When someone gets bitten at a dog owners home, the dog owner is at fault because of premises liability laws. If you are bitten and injured by a dog, contact the Denver Lawyer at Warshauer Law Group. Our experienced staff can help you navigate the complicated legal system and help you get the justice you deserve.
To speak with our Denver dog bite lawyer and learn how we can help you get the best possible outcome in your case, call us today at (720) 463-1516 or email us using the contact form on this page.
1“Cities in Colo. Ranked for Dog Parks” published in Patch, April 2018.
2“Denver’s Dog Laws Can Make for a Ruff Day in Jail” published in Westword, Dec. 2009.
The opioid epidemic is so present in our mainstream media that most people would probably point to drugs like Fentanyl or OxyContin as the most dangerous currently on the market. Well, the truth might surprise you.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at the “7 Most Dangerous Drugs” on the market today that have been in or currently are in litigation.
We’ve culled through the Internet search engines, as well as the most recent studies to compile a list of most dangerous prescription drugs on the market today, as well as those currently going through litigation or settlements. Here are the seven most dangerous drugs:
Have you been injured or lost a loved one after having taken a dangerous drug? If so, the Denver Personal Injury Attorney at Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. is ready to pick up the torch for your cause. Unfortunately, when drugs that are supposed to help us end up hurting us, we need to make sure that the drug manufacturers are held accountable. Under the law, drug companies must pay for any injury caused by their products, and if you or a loved one has been harmed, you should contact the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. immediately.
We are here to aggressively stand up for victims’ rights to compensation and help them hold negligent drug manufacturers responsible for injuring them. With more than 35 years of combined legal experience, our Denver personal injury attorney has a proven record of success and dedication getting the highest possible settlements for clients’ injuries and losses.
We’ll set up a free, no-obligation meeting so you can learn more about your rights and get a thorough, professional evaluation of your case. Call today at (720) 420-9800 or email us using the contact form on this page.
1“Most Dangerous Drugs: Xarelto, Pradaxa and Other Blood Thinners” published in Consumer Safety, September 2017.
Advancements in medical technology have made getting hip replacements a common practice in the United States. Although surgery has become more commonplace and even a cost-effective way to improve the quality of one’s life, studies are showing more people are needing the surgery and most surprising of all – younger people are also now needing the surgery.
The average age of an artificial hip replacement patient is 65, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. However, the trend keeps going downward in age. It’s now not uncommon to see people in their 50s, 40s, and even younger getting the procedure done.
Just as hip replacement surgery is becoming commonplace, so is having the artificial hip replacement become damaged or defective requiring a follow-up surgery to remove-and-replace the replacement hip jointd. Basically, a hip replacement surgery involves removing the body’s own failing hip joint with a new artificial joint that is either made from metal, hard plastic, or ceramic. These replacement parts are durable and manufactured to withstand wear, tear, and corrosion. But, sometimes patients report either continued pain or discomfort, or the onset of pain or discomfort after a period of time after the replacement surgery.
Here’s some of the top signs to watch for if you’ve had artificial hip replacement surgery:
If you recognize pain, discomfort, or deterioration of the artificial hip joint, it is urgent you are seen by a physician as soon as possible to determine the nature of the cause of your pain. As stated above, delaying seeking medical attention for a damaged or defective artificial hip joint can result in additional damage to your bones or hip joint. This in turn can make follow-up surgery less likely effective or more difficult.
If you or a loved one has gone through a replacement of an artificial hip joint, you might have grounds for making a claim for an award or a settlement. Manufacturers of these products has an obligation to produce products that are free from defects and safe for use.
Our experienced Denver Personal Injury Attorney at Warshauer McLaughlin Law Group can help you navigate the complicated legal process and recover damages for pain and suffering, as well as other losses. Call 720-463-1516 today, to set up a free, no-obligation initial consultation.
Misconceptions about traumatic brain injuries can prevent people from understanding the signs and causes of TBIs, which can result in them not knowing how to prevent – or when to seek treatment for – a TBI. Combatting these myths, the following presents the facts behind the most common misconceptions about TBIs.
Whenever you are ready for answers about your legal options for recovery in the aftermath of a TBI, don’t hesitate to contact a Denver TBI lawyer at Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C.
We are very responsive, answering almost all inquiries within 30 minutes (between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. ET) or within 24 hours (over evenings and holidays).
Wrong! TBIs can have latent symptoms that may take hours or days to present themselves after the injury was sustained. This can present a challenge both for:
Wrong again! More than 2.5 million people in the U.S. suffer a new traumatic brain injury each year, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On any given day, about 153 people in the U.S. die from a TBI.
While any number of events or accidents can cause TBIs, most TBIs in the U.S. are caused by:
Playing high-contact sports and serving in the military (and being exposed to explosions) are also common ways that people can sustain TBIs.
Also wrong! While some who sustain mild TBIs (also referred to as concussions) can achieve full recoveries, full recovery is not guaranteed – nor is there a predictable timeframe regarding how long recovery will take. This is largely due to the facts that:
What can be stated in terms of full recoveries is that they are more likely to occur when TBIs are promptly diagnosed and quickly treated.
Wrong again! Those with the greatest risk of suffering a TBI include people who are 75 and older. This demographic has a high risk of falling, which is the leading cause of TBIs (in people over 45 and children younger than 14).
For the elderly demographic, some helpful ways to prevent falls (at home) and minimize the risk of TBIs include (but are not limited to):
If you or loved one has been diagnosed a traumatic brain injury, a Denver TBI lawyer at Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. is here for you, ready to guide you towards recovery and justice.
To get answers about your potential claim and legal options, call (720) 463-1516 or email us for a free, no obligations case review.
With more than 35 years of combined legal experience, our Denver attorneys have a proven record of success and dedication when it comes to helping accident victims successfully resolve their claims. Our primary goal is to help our clients secure the financial recoveries and justice they deserve.