Dog Bite Injuries

California Civil Code section 3342 expressly states that "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."

Many dog owners are irresponsible with their pets, knowingly creating a foreseeable risk of harm to anyone that may come in contact with them.