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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.

Examining facts about dog bite

Owning a dog is a very rewarding experience. Whether it is a person's first pet dog or not, it is clear that dog ownership comes with many responsibilities. While that means that the dog needs proper nutrition and care, it also means that the dog owner ensures that others are safe around the dog. Even when a dog does not present any dangerous propensities, it is possible for that dog to lash out or attack another person. Such an event could cause the dog bite victim to suffer serious injuries.

What are the dog bite laws in California?

Owning a dog is a fun and exciting. Having a bond, relationship and a companionship is a positive experience. However, along with the fun come the responsibilities. A dog owner must ensure that the dog is well cared for but they must also make sure that the dog does not harm any one that comes into contact with them. A dog bite can be a serious situation, resulting in a victim suffering serious physical, mental, emotional and financial damages.

California laws on dog bites

For any dog person, a dog is a great addition to any family. Even if a person does not own a dog, they are very fun to be around, as they are very comforting to be near and a joy to play with. While there is many positive things to say about being a dog owner, the reality is that much responsibility is placed on a person once he or she purchase a dog. One is not only tasked with care for the dog appropriately, but a dog owner must take responsibility for their dog when incidents such as a dog bite occur.

Taking action to hold a negligent dog owner liable for a bite

Owning a pet is often a goal for residents in California and elsewhere. Having a cute and cuddly dog to come home to sounds very ideal. While being a pet owner has many perks and benefits, it also means a lot of responsibilities. This means a pet owner must take steps to ensure it is well cared for; however, a pet owner is also obligated to ensure that others are safe around their pet. Even if a dog has never shown any aggressive tendencies, it could bite or attack a stranger or a visitor, causing serious injuries to them.

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