Three Forms of Consequences for Dog Bite or Attacks under California Law

In one recent dog bite statistic, the United States had reports of 15 fatal dog attacks in the year 2009. In San Diego California, there is a great population of dog owners and those owners are responsible for the actions of their pet, no matter what.  The law is clear that dog owners are legally responsible for the actions of their pets (dogs) just like parents are legally responsible for the actions of their children.  When a dog bites someone else, California State law says that the pet owner is liable for the injury or injuries suffered by the victim of the dog bite/attack. According to California’s civil code any victim of a San Diego Dog Attack or Dog Bite is legally able to file a Premises Liability charge against the owner of the dog and request that three types of punishments are imposed upon the negligent pet owner through three forms of legal enforcement provisions:

The three types of consequences included in Dog Bite laws are

  1. The civil law requires that the pet owner be punished by paying money, and providing compensation to the victim’s injuries;
  2. The criminal law enforces punished on the owner in some form (very rare);
  3. The administrative law enforces the punishment against the dog itself.

Mark C. Blane is a San Dog Bite Injury Attorney and the managing lawyer of the Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, a San Diego, California Personal Injury Law Firm dedicated to representing families of people injured with brain and head injuries, or spinal cord damage. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a head injury accident in California, due to the negligence of another, please order your free copy of Mr. Blane's book, The 10 Secrets You Need To Know About Your Injury Case, BEFORE You Call A Lawyer. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it normally sells for $16.95.  However, it is free to all California residents, or those injured in an California accident.