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Q: Can I sue my boyfriend or his renters insurance for dog bites if I was living with him at the time?

The dog bit me at least 8 times.. he would usually pull the dog off of me. But not every time.. I have been to the ER several times. He never corrected the behavior. I have witnesses. I'm terrified whenever I hear a dog bark now. I would have moved out sooner but had to save money. Now that I... View More

Edgar Poghosyan
Edgar Poghosyan
answered on Feb 5, 2024

Under California law, a dog owner can be held liable for injuries caused by their dog under the theory of strict liability. Civil Code imposes liability on a dog owner for damages suffered by any person who is bitten while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of... View More

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