Applicable Law about Dog Attacks and Bites in California – It Applies to Victims in Fontana, CA
There are certain elements under applicable statute (California State Law) that must be proven by a dog attack or bite victim in Fontana to have successful case or case outcome. These elements include, but are not limited to establishing that the dog was owned or controlled by the defendant, that the attack occurred on public property or at a place where the victim was lawfully on private property, that the victim was injured by an actual bite during the attack, that the injuries in question involve a bite by the animal, and that the dog was directly responsible for causing the injury. In addition to this statute, there are some other legal basis by which an attorney might be able to hold a dog owner liable for a victim’s injuries. Some of these other theories include the following:
Common Law Liability- This type of law requires establishing that the dog had a violent nature which could include prior cases of biting individuals or acting viciously. While the state of California rarely applies this law to dog owners, the law can prove to be particularly helpful in establishing liability against a dog owner who was aware of the animal’s violent nature.
Negligence in Attacks – A dog owner can be held liable by a victim’s dog bite injuries if the owner is negligent in the handling of the animal at the time of the attack. In these cases, the victim must show that the owner or handler was not reasonably careful in controlling the animal or dog.
Negligence Per Se – This type of law means that the owner of a dog or its controller is automatically found responsible for a victim’s injuries if local animal control laws are violated and the violation is responsible for the person’s injuries. If the dog owner or controller does not have any explanation for this violation then a case is likely to prevail.
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