Los Angeles and Nevada dog bite laws hold dog owners strictly liable for any injuries caused by their dog. This means the owners must effectively train and properly care for their dog in such a way that it presents no danger to others. If a dog has been trained to guard an owner’s home or business, it is still the owner’s responsibility to keep his dog confined and away from others so it is not a hazard. A dog owner is negligent by law when his pet has attacked and injured any person who is in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the dog owner’s home.
Only three exceptions exempt a dog owner from liability:
- When the dog bites a trespasser on the owner’s property
- When the dog is being treated by a veterinarian
- When a person strikes or taunts the dog
Even though dogs are domesticated, like any other animal they can become aggressive and bite in certain situations. Their behavior can be unpredictable, especially when the victim is unfamiliar with a dog’s nature or with dogs in general. Dog owners are fully responsible under law for any unprovoked bite attack whether the dog attacks out of fear, when protecting its owner or property or in any similar circumstance. If you have suffered a dog bite attack, The Lagstein Law Firm is dedicated to helping you recover the compensation you deserve, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Contact a Los Angeles and Nevada Dog Bite Attorney for immediate assistance on your personal injury claim.