Different Ways People Can Get Injured in a California Dog Bite

Under California law, the owner of a dog is said to be "strictly liable" for any resulting injuries and damages caused by the owner’s dog. We have recovered for dog bite victims in all sorts of cases including clients who while on motorcycles, bicycles, and motor scooters have been attacked by a dog.  Dogs tend to give chase to people in these type of transportations.  For example, we had a case where a dog dashed out to a riding bicyclist, causing the bicycle to fall and the client to fracture his right knee. We obtained a recovery against the dog’s owner in that specific case. We had another case where the dog dashed against the client riding a motor scooter and threw him to the pavement causing abrasion type injuries. We were successful in proving that it happened, and obtained a very favorable settlement from the dog owner’s insurance liability company by convincing them that they should settle with our injured client. We have also obtained recoveries for clients when a dog or dogs jumped on them and pushed them to the ground, causing injuries including surgery.  Statistics for dog injuries are on the rise in California, and unfortunately, these types of injuries still occur.  If you need more legal information on California dog bites, check out my FAQ section on this website; just click below for a link to it.