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The Truth About Dog Bite Injury Lawsuits in California
Dog bites and attacks can produce serious injuries and accompanying emotional trauma. California’s “strict liability” policy for dog bite cases states that dog owners are responsible for their animals if they attack another person. And under the State Civil Code, liable dog owners must pay damages for anyone who was bitten in a public or private place, even on the dog owner’s property.
If you or a loved one were bitten, attacked, or injured by someone else’s dog, contact Cohn & Swartzon immediately. Our experienced attorneys can help you prove your case and make a strong legal claim for the compensation you’re entitled to.
Cohn & Swartzon Gets Results in Dog Bite Cases
Frequently Asked Questions
If you were bitten by a dog and the owner or insurance carrier failed to offer fair compensation for your injuries, you may need to proceed with litigation. California has strict liability laws that hold owners responsible for their dog’s actions. If you want to maximize compensation for your injuries in the wake of a dog attack, you’ll need a skilled legal representative who can make a strong case on your behalf.
The average cost per dog bite claim has increased by 39 percent from 2012 to 2021 because of increasing medical costs and larger settlements, judgments, and jury awards for plaintiffs. An attorney who has experience with dog bite cases can help you maximize compensation for the damages you’ve suffered.
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