Under California state law, if a dog attacks or injures you without provocation, the owner of the dog may be legally responsible to the full amount of the injury sustained. Keep in mind that you do not have to prove that the dog owner acted maliciously. To win a dog bite lawsuit in the state of California, you must demonstrate that you did not provoke the dog in question and that you were acting peacefully in a public location.
California dog bite laws do not require that the dog bite you, or even that you and the dog engage in physical contact. For instance, if a dog runs toward you and causes you to injure yourself, the animal’s owner may be held legally responsible for your injury. It is important to remember, however, that he dog must engage in some behavior that’s directed at the injured person.
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