February 2015 Archives

Ten Bits About Dog Bites

"He just wants to play," the dog owner says, but dog bites are nothing to play around with. In California, the owner of an animal that bites another is strictly liable for injuries caused to the victim regardless of whether the owner had reason to believe the dog was dangerous. Strict liability applies whether the attack occurs on public or private property, provided the victim was lawfully on that property. 

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