California consistently leads states in insurance claims arising from dog bites. In fact, in 2020, the state recorded 2,103 claims. Florida, the second-highest state, had only 1,235.
The severity of dog bite injuries ranges from minor to deadly. Not only do some victims need stitches or surgery, but they also often need therapy for the emotional trauma they suffer.
At Paul D. Fitzgerald, Attorney At Law, I've been helping dog bite victims in Glendale, Burbank, Los Angeles, and throughout the San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley for more than 30 years. If you have been bitten, or someone you love has been, call me today.
Premises Liability in California
Premises liability is the responsibility that property owners bear to provide a safe environment for people who are invited to enter their property. Those who are negligent in this duty can be held accountable for injuries under California law.
If you have been bitten in California, you can sue the owner under the state’s dog bite law. If you were injured by a dog in some way other than a bite, for example, if a dog knocks you down and you sustain injuries, you can sue for negligence under California’s tort laws.