Have you or a loved one been a victim of a dog bite accident in or around San Jose? A dog bite accident can lead to serious injuries. It is important to understand that the dog owner can be held responsible for your injuries even if the dog has not bitten before. A San Jose dog bite accident attorney from The Law Office of Bruce C. Funk can represent injured victims.
We allow you the time you need to heal while we investigate your accident and prepare your lawsuit. The statute of limitations in California for dog bite injuries is two years from the date of your injury. This makes it important to contact a dog bite attorney quickly after suffering injuries from a dog bite.
Proving Negligence in a Dog Bite Case in California
It is not necessary for the plaintiff, in a California Accident or Injury Law case, to prove that the dog was known to be vicious or had a propensity to bite. One bite is alone sufficient to support liability.
Under California dog bite law, the plaintiff (injured person) must prove in order to recover for a dog bite injury, that:
- The defendant owned the dog
- The dog bit the plaintiff
- The plaintiff was lawfully on the premises where the bite took place
- The bite caused the plaintiff’s injuries
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The Law Office of Bruce C. Funk provides legal representation for Criminal Defense and personal injury-related cases. For over 33 years, our law firm has serviced clients in San Jose and the entire Bay Area. We put our clients first by offering free consultations and availability around the clock. An injury or a criminal charge can strike at any time. We rush to defend your rights and protect your interests. Call our law office today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced San Jose criminal defense and personal injury attorney Bruce Funk, (408) 280-6488.
San Jose Dog Bite Attorney Information
CALIFORNIA LAW – California Civil Code Section 3342.
It is not necessary for the Plaintiff, in a California Dog Bite case, to prove that the dog was known to be vicious or had a propensity to bite. One bite is alone sufficient to support liability. The Plaintiff (injured person) must prove in order to recover for a dog bite injury, that:
· The defendant owned the dog
· The dog bit the Plaintiff
· The Plaintiff was lawfully on the premises where the bite took place
· The bite caused the Plaintiff injuries