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Injured by a dog in Orange County? Call Viefhaus & Schneider.

In the state of California, dog owners are held liable if their pets attack. If you or someone in your family was bitten by a dog, you should know about your rights. A special statute outlines the protections afforded to dog bite victims. Our firm has years of experience and a reputation for elite advocacy. Speak with a Huntington Beach personal injury attorney at Viefhaus & Schneider to learn more.

California Dog Bite Law

The California dog bite law, found in section 3342 of the Civil Code, is designed to protect victims of dog bites when an attack occurs in a public area or on private property

This law imposes strict liability in all dog bite cases, provided that:

  • The victim of the attack was not trespassing on the dog owner's property
  • The dog was not on active duty for law enforcement / military agents
  • In some cases, if the victim was proven to have provoked the attack

How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

There is a statute of limitations that limits how long a victim has to take legal action after an incident. In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the date of the injury. Discuss your case with an Orange County dog bite lawyer right away for maximum protection.



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