May 24 by GJEL Staff

What if my child is bitten by a dog?

Dog bite injuries can be catastrophic. All too commonly, people ask me what to do if their child is bitten by a dog. Sometimes if it’s a minor bite, and a little fright, if it goes away and there’s one little doctor visit, my advice is, “Gee, let it go.” But, unfortunately we’ve seen some horrible dog bites in our career, with major permanent damage and scarring. And, in those cases, California has what’s called a Strict Liability Law for dog bites. So, unlike other kinds of injuries you don’t have to prove that the owner of the dog is negligent.

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