Under California's dog-bite law, the owner of a dog is generally held strictly liable if his dog bites another person causing that person to be injured. In other words, owner's liability does not depend of whether the owner was negligence in the way he kept or controlled his dog while it was out in public or even on his own property, but rather the law imposes automatic liability on the owner from the mere fact that his dog bit another person causing injury.
An exception to this general rule can occur when the person bitten by the dog has actually provoked or taunted the dog in some way causing the animal to bite him when it otherwise would not have done so without such provocation.
This rule of strict liability imposed on the owner also applies regardless of whether the dog had any vicious propensities to bite people or even that the owner had no such knowledge of the dog's vicious propensity to bite human beings.
The law firm of Ryneal & Ryneal has specialized exclusively in these and other kinds of serious personal injury cases in the Inland Empire and throughout California for over the last 35 years. Their practice is solely limited to these kinds of cases so they are experts in this field.
Ryneal & Ryneal handles virtually every type of serious personal injury and wrongful death case, including automobile and motorcycle accidents, defective product cases, construction accidents, landowner liability cases like slip and fall, dog bite incidents, and other serious injury cases.
They have successfully handled literally thousands of personal injury and wrongful death cases over the last three decades, and have obtained tens of millions of dollars in compensation for their clients.
Ryneal & Ryneal has the background and legal expertise to successfully handle your case, and they have their own investigators, and a large array of experts to assist them in properly investigating, evaluating and developing your case so that you can be assured you’ll receive the maximum monetary recovery possible for your injuries and other damages.