It is said and widely believed that dogs are humankind’s best friends. Dogs and even other pet animals are companions, buddies and part of the family. Unfortunately, these furry friends come equipped with an arsenal of weapons including claws and teeth. When people suffer serious dog and animal bites, the first thing they want to know is who is liable for these injuries.
According to California dog bite law, the owner of the animal is strictly liable for the victim’s bite injuries. This means that it may be possible to hold the owner legally responsible so that you can acquire financial compensation for your suffering.
While the law sounds straightforward, there are a few things victims should know about dog and animal bites in the state. Specifically, it is important to understand when you cannot take action against an animal owner for bite injuries. See below for examples.
Final word: To avoid infections and other severe consequences of dog and animal bites, please see a medical professional as soon as possible. It is also wise to take your case before a personal injury attorney if you wish to seek compensation for your injuries and your expenses.