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California Dog Bite Facts

By Brian Chase on September 2, 2011 - No comments

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A dog can be a man’s best friend or worst nightmare. In California, people love their dogs. They dress them, take them to dog parks, and bring them along for short car rides to run errands. While these adorable animals may be great companions, we shouldn’t forget about their animal instincts. Dogs do bite and sometimes disfigure or even kill unsuspecting victims.

If you speak to a California dog bite lawyer, you will soon find out that when a dog bites a person the dog’s owner is negligent. In fact, when your dog bites and attacks another person they will usually receive a recovery from the owner’s homeowner insurance or renter’s insurance policy.

California is one of many states referred to as a “statutory strict liability state.” Because California is under this law, there are only two prerequisites for a claim to compensation. 1. The victim was bitten by the defendant’s dog and 2. the defendant owned the dog when the victim was bitten.

Dog Bite Statistics

There were 33 fatal dog attacks in 2010 according to Of these attacks, pit bulls accounted for 67% yet only make up 5% of the dog population in the United States. Rottweiler’s accounted for 12 % of fatal dog attacks.

The combination of these two breeds is substantial. California led the United States in the number of total fatal dog attacks in 2010.

Contacting an Experienced California Dog Bite Lawyer

If a dog has injured you, please call our toll free number 800-561-4887 for immediate assistance. Skilled California dog bite attorneys can help you receive a fair settlement for your injuries. Our experienced California dog attack attorneys have helped thousands of injured accident victims recover hundreds of millions of dollars and would like to do the same for you.

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