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Dog Bite Injuries

Dog Bite Lawyers in Southern California

Are You a Dog Bite Victim? Call the Attorneys at CZ Law Today!

Dogs bite about 4.5 million people every year in the United States, and it’s estimated that half of the victims are children between the ages of 5 and 9. 

Dog bites can be traumatizing for people of all ages, and the physical and emotional injuries may affect you for years to come. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, contact Carpenter & Zuckerman today to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury attorney. 

If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, it’s important to understand your legal rights so you know who to hold liable for your injuries, contact us today.

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What is California's Dog Bite Law?

Each state has its own laws related to dog bites. California is a strict liability state, which means the dog owner will be held liable when their dog bites another person as long as:

  • The injuries were caused by a dog bite
  • The person was bitten in a public place or the person was lawfully on a private property at the time of the attack

This means the dog owner cannot be held liable if a dog bites someone who is trespassing on private property. The dog owner may also not be held liable if the victim provoked the dog prior to the bite. For example, if a dog owner asks someone not to approach his dog because the dog seems agitated, but the person does so anyway and is bitten, the owner may not be liable.

In California, the owner cannot defend himself by saying that he did not know the dog was aggressive or that the dog did not have a history of biting people. Because this is a strict liability state, the dog owner can still be liable, even if the dog does not have a history of aggressive behavior.

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