Can a “Beware of Dog” Sign Affect Your Personal Injury Case?

You have likely seen a “Beware of Dog” sign posted to a fence at some point, but what does that sign actually mean when it comes to a dog owner’s liability in a dog attack case?

In California, dog owners are strictly liable for their dogs’ behavior. Unlike some states, which require victims to prove the attacking dog had a history of biting or vicious behavior, victims in California do not need to prove this. Regardless of the dog’s history, the owner is responsible for the dog’s actions.

“Beware of Dog” Sign Could Be Used as Assumption of Risk Defense

Of course, the defense might try to use the presence of a “Beware of Dog” sign against you. If you were attacked while on the owner’s property where the sign was posted, they might claim that the sign indicated the dog was dangerous. Thus, the owner might try to claim you assumed the risk by being there.

Simply having the sign does not let the dog owner off the hook, though. Was the sign clearly visible? Did the dog escape from the property? Your personal injury attorney will help you determine whether this claim is valid to your case and how to best combat this defense.

“If you have suffered the physical and mental trauma of a dog attack, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to help you recover the compensation you deserve,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a dog attack and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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