Liability Standards for Personal Injuries from a Domestic Animal

In our previous blog post, we discussed how California law imposes strict liability on the owner of a wild animal that injures someone, regardless how much effort was in place to restrain the wild animal or prevent it from harming someone (see Attacked by...

Dog Bite/Attack Defenses

Previous posts discussed the various liability theories under which a dog’s owner/handler can be found responsible for their dog injuring someone. For a list of dog-bite and dog-attack-related blogs, see Dog Bites/Attacks for additional information. Just because...

Dog Injuries Under the Negligence Theory: Cases to Know

While California follows the strict liability theory for the owner of a dog who bites someone (see Dog Bites and Dog-Related Injuries), or the negligence per se theory when injury is caused due to the owner’s failure to follow a local code or ordinance (see Dog...

Dog Bites and the Scienter Theory of Liability

In addition to strict liability, negligence (see Dog Injuries Under the Negligence Theory: Cases to Know), and negligence per se theories of liability for injuries resulting from a dog bite or attack (see Dog Bites/Injuries), California law imposes liability under the...

Dog Bites and Dog-Related Injuries

Extensive case-law has been established throughout the years for dog-related personal injuries. This is so because invariably, every year, thousands of individuals are bitten, or otherwise harmed, by a dog. Injuries are not limited to  bites, but can occur when a dog...
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