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What is the California dog bite law?

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California has strict liability statutes against dog owners in the case of a dog bite. The dog owner is fully liable for injuries sustained to another person if his dog bites them, whether the victim was on public or private property.

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What is the California dog bite law?
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According to the Los Angeles County of Public Health, there are some instances where the liability does not apply. A dog owner is not liable if the dog attacks through defense against a harassing or provoking act. Additionally, no one is liable if a dog working with a government agency, such as the police, bites or injures a person during the capture or arrest of a suspect.

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