In California, a dog owner is generally liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by their dog in a public or private place if the person is entitled to be there regardless of the dog owner’s knowledge about the aggressiveness of the dog. As such, if bitten by a dog, it is crucial to immediately identify the dog’s owner.
A dog bite victim may generally not file suite against a government agency that is using a dog in military or police work if the dog was defending itself from an annoying or provoking act or if the dog was assisting the employee of the agency in certain duties.
Dog bites may result in serious and painful injuries including:
- Fractured bones
- Nerve damage
- Muscle Sprains
A homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy often covers liability related to dog bites, although it is important to determine whether the policy’s liability limits are sufficient to cover the damages sustained by the victim.
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