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Dog bites in California are a strict liability tort. This means that unless someone is trespassing on your property, you are liable for any injury caused by your dog no matter what. Even if your’e dog doesn't have a history of biting or vicious behavior, or if you handle a leash properly, you can still be held liable. The statutes which discusses this in length are:Calif. Civil Code § 3342.
1. In the apprehension or holding of a suspect where the employee has a reasonable suspicion of the suspect's involvement in criminal activity.2. In the investigation of a crime or possible crime.3. In the execution of a warrant.4. In the defense of a peace officer or another person.
Calif. Civil Code § 3342.5
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I don't thinkl you understood my question. I will tell you briefly. in sacramento if a person is walking there dog on the sidewalk in front of your house and the dogs accidently get through the front door come running up to your dog but the owner is scared out of there mind and you keep yelling at them to let go of the leash and stop kicking and pushing the dog away because you know your dog won't bite he just ran out to sniff the person that's walking there dog but in the inturn that person was scared straight and you yourself are disabled but trying to tell the person to let go of the leash but they can't let go because instead of walking there dog with the leash in there hand they have the leash wrapped around the body so if anything did occurred which obviously something they wouldn't be able to let go of the leash because the dog would end up dragging them down the street. now had that person held the leash and this were to happen then there wouldn't be any personal injury because there dog would of took off and the other dog would of followed. she in this case that person with the leash kind of I would say provoked the dog in nipping them not a bit persay or puncture wound but just a nipp. now they find out you don't have insurance and the property is on a trust what is the worst that could take place. and being that i'm a disabled person with a fixed income what is the legality that would happened. isn't there a leash law of some sort pertaining to this. or what rights do I have being that i'm disabled. this person didn't have any sitched just a clean wash and bandage. but in the inturn of all this I ended up losing 2 very good dogs that animal control took when they should of taken only one that nipped the person and then this put a great strain on me because they were both euthanizerd isn't there anything I can do regarding this. because I told them they were wrong in taking both when only one was at fault but other witnesses stated otherwise and now the findings of the medical report show that the witnesses statement where wrong what can I do