The California dog bite statute of limitations is only two years from the day of the bite.
There are about 4.5 million dog bite injuries every year in the United States. About one million of those bites will be serious enough to require medical attention. The injuries caused by aggressive dogs can be quite serious and sometimes fatal. If a dog injures you, you may be entitled to collect compensation from the dog’s owner for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Like other kinds of lawsuits, California dog bite lawsuits have a limited timeframe during which you are allowed to bring legal action for your claim. Learn what the California dog bite statute of limitations means for your claim.