What to Do If You Are the Victim of a Dog Bite
We all love dogs, but even the best dogs can suddenly turn violent and inflict injuries with vicious dog bites.
Fortunately, California law protects dog bite victims, even if the dog does not have a prior history of attacks.
In California, the dog’s owner is responsible for the damages suffered by anyone who is bitten while in a public place (such as a street) or lawfully in a private place, which would also include the dog owner’s property.
Dog owners are also responsible for their dogs if the animal somehow gets out of their home or fenced yard (“ordinary care”) and bites someone. Also, a dog owner may be liable if his employees, agents, partners or family are in charge of the dog.
So what should you do if you are bitten by someone’s dog? More...