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Know Your Rights as a Dog Bite Victim

Millions of Americans are bitten by dogs each and every year, with children comprising 70% of the victims. Dog bite injuries can range from mild to serious depending on the nature of the bite, strength of the dog, and medical response time. While dogs have become a staple of many families' homes, with many considering them part of the family, occasionally, dogs will bite individuals with the intention to cause harm. At Law Offices of Steven Ibarra, our team is well versed in the laws surrounding dog bites.

To learn more about our personal injury services, please contact us at (562) 733-3676.

California Dog Bite Law

Like many other states, California has a strict law concerning dog bites. Understanding how the law affects you will help you to receive the compensation that you deserve. Being attacked by a dog is not only a traumatic event, but can also lead to many medical complications. Getting you the compensation that you deserve is our highest priority. At Law Offices of Steven Ibarra, our team is ready to help you with your legal needs.

Important points about the California dog bite law include:

  • A dog bite claim must be filed within two years of the date of the bite
  • The owner of the dog is liable if the injury was caused by a dog bite and within a public space or lawfully private place
  • California is a "strict liability" state, meaning that the owner cannot claim that they were unaware that the dog would bite
  • The dog owner can defend himself by claiming that the victim was trespassing at the time of the bite
  • Police and military dog bite cases are reviewed differently

For more information about California's dog bite law, you can reach us at (562) 733-3676.

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