At VIP Injury Law, we specialize in assisting those who have been the victim of dog bites. In California, a dog bite victim can recover compensation under a special, strict liability statute and under the doctrines of negligence, negligence per se, scienter, and intentional tort. California even passed a statute that eliminated a “one-free bite” rule. Now, in California, a dog owner may be liable even if the dog has never bitten anyone or shown a tendency to bite. Under this strict statute, liability is based on ownership – the dog’s past behavior is irrelevant. If you are a victim of a dog bite in California, you only need to prove that:
1) the dog was owned by the defendant;
2) the bite took place on public property or while you were lawfully on private property;
3) you were actually bitten by the dog; and
4) you were injured by the dog.
So contact us today to schedule your free consultation. We’ve got you covered!