California Dog Bite Laws

If you were bitten or attacked by a dog, you have the right to be compensated for your injuries. Dog bite laws vary from state to state, and it is therefore important to work with a dog bite lawyer who knows the specific laws that apply where you live.

Dog bite laws in California are very strict and are designed to protect the victims of a dog bite attack. In fact, the State of California is so serious about protecting dog bite victims that it eliminated its “one-free bite” rule.

California Civil Code 3342(a) states: The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.

If you’ve been injured in a dog bite attack, Mickey Fine can help. He has more than 25 years of experience handling these complex cases, and he’ll fight aggressively to protect your rights every step of the way.

Please contact The Law Offices of Mickey Fine today to schedule a free dog bite consultation. Mr. Fine serves clients in Bakersfield, California.


Dog Bite
by Mickey Fine Law
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