CA DOG BITE LAWS: Are there "Dog Bite Statutes" or "Dog Bite Laws" in the State of California?
Yes, there are. All dog bites are covered under California State law. The laws are designed to make dog owners responsible for the actions of their dogs and if they bite, they are held to high standard of care known as "strict liability." You only need to prove, as the dog bite victim, that the dog owner's dog bit you and you sustained injury. There are only narrow exceptions a dog owner can escape legal fault in California.