California is home to more dog bites than any other state in the United States. State Farm reports that in 2017 they paid out over $132 million as a result of 3,600 dog bite injury claims nationwide.
Strict Liability for California Dog Bite Injuries & Damages
Some states have a one-bite rule, under which an owner would not be liable for a dog bite unless the dog was known to have bitten before.
However, California is a strict liability state as related to dog bite injury claims. This means that the owner is liable for the damages caused by their dog biting another person, whether it’s the dog’s first time injuring someone or not.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog in California, you should speak with a qualified personal injury attorney about your options for holding the negligent party accountable, and recovering compensation for your losses.
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This information was written and published by the legal content writing team at Juris Digital.