Bitten By A Dog? Know Your Rights
The law in the state of California states that the owner of a dog may be responsible for damages caused by a dog bite if “the injured person was in a public place or lawfully in a private place when the bite occurred.”
It doesn’t matter if the owner did not know their dog would bite or be aggressive. It also doesn’t matter if the owner took reasonable steps to prevent their dog from biting. If an owner’s dog bites another who was in a lawful place, that owner is strictly liable for the dog’s injuries.
Exceptions To Dog Bite Liability In California
There are exceptions, however, to the law in California regarding dog bites. Military or police dogs are exempt. Also, different rules apply for dogs that harm others from jumping, climbing or scratching, instead of biting.
If you or your child was bitten by a dog, reach out to Weinreb Law for help regarding legal recourse options.
The Expertise Of Michael D. Weinreb
Founding attorney Michael D. Weinreb has been handling dog bite and other personal injury cases in Northridge, California, and surrounding areas for over 30 years. He knows that bite injuries can cause both long-term physical injuries and emotional harm, particularly when a bite happens to a child.
Whether you or your loved one needs help paying for medical bills or physical therapy associated with the injury or even psychological treatment for the emotional effects of the incident, Michael D. Weinreb is an experienced lawyer who can help you.
With over $150 million in recoveries, he has the skill and reputation unmatched by many of his competitors.
Reach Out To Michael Today To Learn More
Reach out to Michael today to discuss the incident and injuries. He can talk about the law in greater detail, discuss whether you have a case and potential options available under the law.