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California dog owners can face liability if their animal attacks

Dog lovers in California have many reasons to love these animals. Dogs can be loving, smart and playful creatures that bring joy to the lives of many. However, dogs are still animals and, therefore, even a seemingly friendly dog could still bite someone, causing serious injury or even death.

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Owning a dog in southern California is common for residents. These animals make great companions, and for the most part, the public is comfortable encountering dogs in public places and when they enter private property. Although dogs, like other pets, can have a positive impact, there are some concerns. While dog owners are expected to keep others safe when they interact with their pet, this is not always feasible. And in some cases, the negligence of a dog owner is the cause of a serious dog bite or attack.

Facts and figures surrounding dog bites

A dog may be referred to as man's best friend; however, a dog is still an animal and is equipped with instincts. Even if a dog has never shown any signs of being aggressive or has bit anyone in the past, any dog, or animal for that matter, with teeth has the propensity to bite a person. Thus, it is important for dog owners to take action to reduce and even prevent such attacks or incidents. The failure to do so in the state of California, as well as other states, could result in penalties faced by the dog owner.

What are the dog bite laws in California?

Owning a dog is very common in California and other states across the nation. Whether it is a small or large breed, dogs are a lot of work. Dogs require time, training and attention. Even more so, dog owners are also required to ensure the safety of others that come in contact with his or her dog. Failure to do so could result in a dog bite, causing much harm, pain and suffering.

Understanding current dog bite statistics

Owning a dog is fairly common in California and elsewhere. Whether you own a dog as a pet or encounter dogs at friends and family's, it is clear that dogs come in all shapes, sizes and demeanors. Not all dogs look the same, and they certainly do not act all the same. Thus, people are often caught off guard when a dog suddenly acts aggressive. This is especially true when a dog bites or even attacks.

A glimpse at California's dog bite laws

Owning a dog is very common in California and other states across the nation. A dog can provide excellent companionship, and they are often considered a perfect pet for people of any age. While a cute a cuddly dog seems like a very positive and safe animal to have around, this may not remain if and when the dog is threatened. A dog owner is responsible for their dog and has the duty to protect others from his or her dog. Thus, when a dog attack does occur, a victim may have legal recourses available to them.

Protecting your rights after a dog bite

While one could own a wide variety of animals as pets, owing a dog is fairly common in California. Many choose this pet because of the companionship they offer. While a dog may be men's best friend, owning one comes with many responsibilities. If a dog owner is not up for fulfilling these duties, it could compromise the health and well-being of the dog. Even more so, a negligent dog owner could be the cause of a dog attack or dog bite.

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