California has special rules with Dog bite cases that are not the same as many other states. In California, with a dog bite personal injury case, there is no “One Bite” rule. Many other states legislation stipulate that there is a “one bite” rule, meaning the first time that a dog bites someone, they have a mulligan of sorts. More specifically, other states allow one bite before a case can be pursued. California does not have this one bite rule in place.

In California, the first time a dog bites someone, the owner of the dog can be brought up on charges of negligence. Further, a dog bite case is not as difficult to prove as many people think. All the plaintiff needs to prove in a dog bite case is:

  • The defendant was the owner of the dog
  • The victim was lawfully on the premises where and when the dog bite occurred
  • The dog bite was the direct cause of the injuries to the plaintiff

If you have been bit by a dog in California, there are a few things that should be done to ensure that you are able to recover on your case. It is important to secure evidence and record as much information about the dog bite incident as possible. The more evidence that you have against the defendant, the more likely you are to recover for your injuries. Some items that should be saved are:

  • Photographs of the injuries and the area where the incident occurred
  • Witness statements from anybody that was able to see or hear the incident
  • Know the geographic details of the incident
  • Gather the insurance information from the defendant or the defendant’s property owner

If you or anybody you know has been bit by a dog, you should speak with an experienced California Dog Bite personal injury attorney to recover you losses. Give us a call (800)598-0716 if you have any questions about California Dog Bites or would like a free initial consultation to discuss your dog bite case and create a plan for your future legal actions. If you have been injured, make sure you are fully compensated for your losses.