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A dog attack can be extremely upsetting and traumatic, and it can also result in serious, even life threatening injuries. If you have been bitten by a dog, you should immediately seek medical attention, and contact an experienced attorney to review your case and determine any potential claims you could pursue. The lawyers at The Law Offices of O’Donnell & Smith are experienced in dog bite and dog attack cases and will review your case free of charge to determine if you should pursue a claim.

California Dog Bite Laws

If you have done any research on dog bite liability laws, you may have heard of the so-called “one bite rule.” The one bite rule is a principle that states that a dog owner will not be liable for injuries caused by their dog if their dog has never bitten anyone before, on the logic that the owner was not aware of the dog’s dangerous propensities. Therefore, it is said that the law provides for “one free bite.” However, what you might not be aware of is that California does not follow the one-bite rule.

In California, the state legislature has passed a specific law addressing dog bite liability. The law in California states that a dog owner will be strictly liable for any personal injury resulting from a bite by their dog, even if the animal has never bitten anyone before and the owner was taking proper precautions, so long as the injury occurred on public property. An attorney from The Law Offices of O’Donnell & Smith can advise you on the most up-to-date California dog bite laws and ensure that you do not act on inaccurate or outdated information.

We have represented many of the “pros” who have suffered dog bites during the course of doing their jobs.  We have successfully represented employees of UPS, United States Postal Service, and FedEx on their dog bite claims.

Contact a Dedicated Attorneys Today

If you, a family member or friend has been the victim of an animal attack or a dog bite, contact The Law Offices of O’Donnell & Smith for legal counsel on your case. The injuries from a dog bite can be serious and permanent, but with proper legal representation, you can receive full monetary compensation for your injuries.