What if My Dog’s Teeth Do Not Puncture the Skin?
California’s strict liability law determines that you are responsible for any and all damages that occur when your dog bites someone. It does not matter whether or not the dog punctures the skin or not because other serious injuries can be sustained.
People may suffer from post traumatic stress from a dog bite and may now be in fear of interacting with another dog. In some dog bite cases, people have suffered from blunt trauma.
related: California’s strict liability law