Who is liable for a dog bite injury? My neighbors dog bit my 3-year-old daughter and she ended up requiring stitches above her lip. I am concerned that she might also need surgery to repair the damage. Can I sue my neighbor for the medical costs?

In California, the pet’s owner is strictly liable for damage done by the dog.  Therefore, you may be able to pursue a claim against your neighbor for medical expenses and any other costs associated with your daughter’s dog bite injuries.

At Steinberg Injury Lawyers, we have successfully resolved thousands of injury cases and can help you with your dog bite injury claim.  For additional information and answers to your questions, please contact a Los Angeles dog bite attorney at our office at (800) 989-6385.  We have offices conveniently located throughout California.
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