Dog Bites in California
Dog bite laws differ from state to state. California has enacted dog bite statutes under which a dog owner can be found strictly liable for injuries caused by his dog. California passed a statute that eliminated the “one-free bite” rule by holding a dog owner liable even if the dog has never bitten anyone or shown a tendency to bite. Under this statute, liability is based upon ownership and the dog’s past behavior is irrelevant. In California, a victim of a dog bite only needs to show that: the dog was owned by the defendant; the bite took place on public property or while the victim was lawfully on private property; the victim was actually bitten by the dog; and the victim was injured by the dog.
If you or a loved one are the victim of a dog bite the California dog bite attorneys at the The Injury Brothers can help you. Our attorneys have helped countless victims of dog bites with their lawsuits and litigation.