LOS ANGELES DOG BITE ATTORNEY
They say dogs are a man’s best friend and are more loyal than people. If you have dogs you probably think of them as a part of the family. Unfortunately, many people sustain serious injuries from dog bites in Los Angeles every year.
Cohen & Marzban helps clients to get compensated for damages caused by a dog attack or dog bite. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog, you may sue the owner of the dog for damages. We can help you to succeed.
We have 45+ years of experience in personal injury cases involving dog bites. Our Los Angeles dog bite attorneys are experts in their field and know how to get the best compensation for dog bite victims.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the dog bite law in California?
California Civil Code section 3342 makes dog owners liable for injuries to others.
It states that if you’re bitten by a dog in a public place or while you’re lawfully on the private property of the dog’s owner, the owner can be held liable for damages.
People who are trespassing on private property would normally not be able to recover any damages.
It’s always recommended that you consult an experienced dog bite lawyer who specializes in personal injury claims and knows the law.
What is the one bite rule for dogs?
The “one bite rule” holds dog owners liable for injuries caused by their dogs if they knew or should have known that their dog has dangerous tendencies.
For example, if a dog has previously bitten someone the dog’s owner should take the necessary precautions to prevent it from happening again. If no precautions are taken and the dog bites another person the owner can’t claim that it’s unexpected and could not have been foreseen.
Note that the State of California does not follow the one bite rule but has a strict liability rule for dog bites. California Civil Code section 3342 (a) says:
“The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.”
Does California require a dog to be euthanized after it bites someone?
The State of California does not require a dog who has bitten someone to be put down. The reason is that the owners of the dog are held liable for the incident and not the dog.
How much time do I have to file a dog bite lawsuit in California?
The statute of limitations in California gives you two years from the date you were bitten by a dog to file a claim. This applies to all personal injury claims.
The lawyers at Cohen & Marzban can help you to ensure that a proper dog bite claim is filed timeously.