Consequences for Dog Bite or Attacks Under California LawGerman shepherd biting man's arm in San Diego

In 2019, there were 48 fatal dog attacks in the United States.

In San Diego, California, there is a great population of dog owners. Those owners are responsible for the actions of their pets, no matter what. The law is clear that dog owners are legally responsible for the actions of their pets, 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. 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. The victim can also 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. Civil law requires that the pet owner be punished by paying money and providing compensation for the victim’s injuries.
  2. Criminal law enforces punishment on the owner in some form (very rare).
  3. Administrative law enforces the punishment against the dog itself.

If you are looking for compensation for your dog bite injury, get in touch with our San Diego dog bite attorney team today.

Mark Blane
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