Understanding California’s Dog Bite Law

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018   1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

California law imposes strict liability for dog bites. A dog owner is generally automatically liable (legally responsible) for damages and injuries caused from a dog bite. Whether your dog bites another dog or person, it is important to understand how the law treats dogs after they bite or attack and what rights and responsibilities the victims and owners have.

Class covers:

  • What constitutes a "dog bite"
  • Steps to take after you or your dog have been bitten
  • Who pays medical and veterinary bills
  • Liability of the owner when a dog bites a person
  • Liability of the owner when a dog bites another dog
  • When to get help from a personal injury attorney who specializes in dog bite injuries

Presented by:
Cheryl Ruggiero, Partner, Konell Ruggiero
Jerry Konell, Partner, Konell Ruggiero

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice:
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