Your dog may be your best friend, but he can also become a financial liability if he bites someone. Dog bite claims account for more than a third of all homeowner’s insurance liability claims paid out.
Year-after-year, California ranks highest in the nation for fatal dog attacks.
California imposes strict liability to dog owners for any damages suffered by any person as the result of a dog bite. The main feature of this statute is that liability is assigned regardless of the dog’s former showing of vicious tendencies or the owner’s knowledge of the dog’s viciousness.
California Civil Code § 3342 is California’s dog bite statute. C.C.P § 3342 makes canine owners liable for injuries to others as long as:
The person did not provoke the canine, and
The person was bitten in public or while lawfully on private property (i.e., not trespassing).
Trespassers bitten by canines in California generally are not able to recover damages.
At AJK Law Office, we aggressively pursue any rightful claims for damages, medical expenses, and compensation for the pain and suffering you endured.
The attorneys at AJK Law Office have successfully litigated numerous automobile cases through settlement. We have extensive experience dealing with adjusters and insurance companies which allows us to thoroughly, properly, and professionally litigate your case.
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