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Have you or a loved one suffered a serious injury from a dog bite? Our dog bite injury lawyer is ready to discuss your case during a free consultation at a time and location that is convenient for you. We offer weekend and evening appointments, and attorney Troy Owens can even arrange to come to your house, if necessary.
Dog Bite Liability Laws in California
People are bitten by dogs every day. Some bites can be quite severe and cause permanent disfigurement and nerve damage, which can change a person’s life forever.
According to section 3342 of California’s Civil Code, dog owners may be held liable for damages when a victim’s injuries were caused by a dog bite. An additional requirement states that the individual was bitten in a public space or on a private property where they were legally permitted to be.
The dog bite statute does not apply in some circumstances, such as:
- When someone is bitten by a dog that is carrying out police or military work
- When a dog causes a non-bite-related injury, such as a scratch on someone’s eye
File a Claim Before Time Runs Out
In California, according to the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits, you have two years after the bite occurs to file a claim for compensation. If you wait until after the two-year deadline to submit your claim, your case will most likely not be heard by the court.
Contact Us Today for Help with Your Lawsuit
The Law Office Of Troy P. Owens, Jr., A.P.C. knows this is a difficult time for you. We want you to know that we are willing to do whatever it takes to secure the compensation that you need to recover from your injuries.
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