California Civil Code § 3342 addresses the liability of dog owners when attacks occur. Unlike dog bite laws in other states that implement a “one bite rule” that protects the owners of dogs that have never bitten anyone before, California implements strict liability for dog bites.

According to an article written by Los Angeles ​Times and published in Los Angeles County Department of Public Health most common breads involved in attacks are:

  • Pit Bulls
  • Rottweilers
  • German Shepherds
  • Chows

It is always the dog owner’s duty to make sure you aren’t bitten or attacked by his dog. To help prevent dog bite injuries, owners have a responsibility to make sure their pets are trained and socialized—this includes keeping their dog’s vaccinations up-to-date and making sure they are properly restrained at all times.

We handle all of our Dog Bite and Animal Attack cases on a contingent fee basis. This means you pay a legal fee only if we are successful on your behalf. If you have suffered a serious injury, you need the best.

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