Dog bite attacks can be devastating. Many victims of dog bites will have both physical and emotional scarring. Although dog bites in California impute strict liability to the dog owner, dog bite cases are not always straight forward. Most homeowners’ and renters’ insurance policies cover dog bite injury damages, but obtaining coverage for damages is not always so simple.
In many cases, people who own dangerous dogs live on properties owned by other individuals. While strict liability is not imputed to landlords or homeowners if their tenants’ dogs cause injuries, showing that the landlord or homeowner had previous knowledge of the dog and its dangerous propensities can make them liable for negligence. Proving negligence against a landlord or homeonwer that does not own the dog, but rather leases or rents the premises to a tenant that owns such a dog, is often difficult and time consuming. This process requires thorough investigation, knowledge, skill and research.
Call us at Katz Law Firm, PC to get a free evaluation of your dog bite incident right away, at (310) 882-5486.