In California, the victim of a dog bite is generally not required to prove negligence. Unlike many other states, California is a strict liability state. A dog owner can be held liable for a bite, even if the dog has never bitten anybody in the past.
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The California dog bite statute is found in section 3342 of the California Civil Code. The elements of the statute are simple. The owner of the dog is strictly liable for any bite in any public or private place unless:
Statutory exceptions from liability are in place for police and military dogs engaged in their duties. A dog attack isn’t a dog bite. For example, a dog might jump on somebody, knock the person down and cause bodily injury. Although it might be an attack, the negligence law would apply rather than the California dog bite statute.
Some dog bites don’t just require a trip to the emergency room. They can result in severe injuries like:
Some victims of severe dog bites require multiple orthopedic or plastic surgeries to treat fractures and scarring. Some victims will live with their wounds for life.
Nearly all homeowner's and renter's insurance policies cover dog attacks, but some insurers are starting to exclude certain breeds from coverage. Even if a renter has no insurance, a victim might seek to hold a landlord liable for permitting a dangerous dog to live on the premises.
The law allows victims of dog bite injuries to seek compensation for the damages that they have suffered like:
You’ll want experienced, competent, and aggressive legal assistance after any dog bite. Yasmin Djawadian is a successful personal injury lawyer who fully understands the issues facing victims of dog bites. Contact her for a free consultation and case evaluation on any dog bite case. You can even use our online contact form. There are no fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf. Victims of dog bites deserve to be fully and fairly compensated.
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