STRICT LIABILITY

In the state of California, dog owners carry a strict liability. This means that you are entitled to compensation when you fall victim to a dog bite. There are misconceptions about dog bite laws that are commonly believed among Californians. These include the belief in a law that states dog owners are only liable if you as the victim are bitten more than one time. This is commonly referred to as a "one bite" law. Although this is a real law in other states, California does not observe this law.

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What Strict Liability Doesn't Cover

California's Dog Bite Laws are more strict than many other states, but there are still exceptions to the "Strict Liability" laws. Any injuries caused by a military or police animal are looked at differently when these service animals are in the line of duty. Also if there is proof the animal was provoked to attack the "Strict Liability" laws no longer apply.

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