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California Civil Code 3342: What the Means for You

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If a dog bites you, California Civil Code 3342 places responsibility for the act clearly on the owner. In assigning accountability, the statute prevents dogs from becoming a hazard to the community. As a dog bite lawyer, we know that this places the burden of the animal’s conduct on those own a dog. It also reduces any conflicts and long drawn-out legal claims by defining liability. Most of the time victims are a family member, friend, or neighbor of the owner.

The code also describes the conditions under which the owner retains responsibility. You must have been bitten in a public place or lawfully in a private place. The term “lawfully” means you are on a property to perform duties “imposed … by the laws of hits state.” Or by “invitation, express or implied, of the owner.” For example, lawful actions include delivering pizza to the owner’s address, walking on the sidewalk, or attending a party.

Exceptions to the Dog Bite Law | Dog Bite Lawyer

Exceptions include bites from military or police dogs that were defending their owners from your “annoying, harassing or provoking” acts, or assisting government agency employees in executing a warrant, investigating a crime, or apprehending a suspect.

Dog owners must take “reasonable and necessary precautions as required to protect all persons from physical harm” of their animals. In other words, a dog that runs around its yard unleashed and then jumps the fence to bite you in your yard violates the statute — b the owner did not take the reasonable precaution of attaching a leash.

Suffering from injuries? Contact a dog bite lawyer today!

If you’re still not sure whether you are entitled to damages from specific dog bite situations, the easiest way to find out is to contact us. We’ll not only advise you on your best options but will fight for your rights.

If you are in need of a dog bite attorney who knows how to deal with insurance adjusters, contact our office today. Consultations with one of our attorneys are free!

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