One California community is considering banning pit bulls. Pit bulls are considered by at least one authority to be the most aggressive dog. Unfortunately, certain breeds of dogs have been bred to fight.
Dog owners in California have a legal duty to keep their dogs from harming others. If they fail in this responsibility and others are injured, they can be sued for medical expenses and other costs related to dog bites. In some cases, dog owners may even face criminal charges.
For the many California residents who own dogs or who have had a dog in the past, it is hard to imagine the loveable family pet causing harm to you or others. Still, each year many faithful companions accidentally bite and injure millions of people, causing serious injuries that can sometimes lead to permanent scarring.