Call Today for a Free Consultation
602.457.6222 623.455.6603 480.588.8508 520.308.6762

Phoenix Dog Park Liability Lawyers

Dog Bite Liability at Dog Parks

Dog parks are a great place to take Fifi and Fido for some off leash fun and exercise. However, entering a dog park exposes you to certain risks. For instance, your dog could bite someone, you could be bit by a dog, your dog could bite another dog, or your dog could even get bit by another dog. Dog bites can cause serious injuries to both pets and people, resulting in cuts, punctures, crushed and broken bones, scarring, disfigurement, infections, and high medical and veterinary bills.

If you or your dog is bitten at a dog park, you may be able to pursue compensation for any losses you incur. To find out more about your legal rights and options, you’ll need to consult an experienced Phoenix dog park liability attorney. The legal team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. has been standing up for Phoenix dog bite victims for 20 years. We will use our experience and legal knowledge to secure you the settlement you deserve. For a free consultation, call (602) 267-1280 today.

Phoenix Dog Containment Law

According to Phoenix Municipal Code 8-14, all dogs must be within an enclosure on the owner or custodian’s property, secured so that they are confined to the owner or custodian’s property, or on a leash of no more than six feet in length and directly under the owner or custodian’s control. The only time this law doesn’t apply is at a dog park that is officially designated as such by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board.

Phoenix Dog Park Liability

Just because Phoenix Municipal Code 8-14 does not apply in a designated dog park does not mean that an owner or custodian is not liable for their pet’s actions, they are equally as liable as they would be outside of the dog park with their dog on a leash. Arizona holds a dog’s owner or custodian strictly liable for attacks or bites unless:

  • The person who was bit was provoking the dog
  • The person who was bit was trespassing on the property where the dog was contained

The only difference between being bit at a dog park verses being bit outside of it is that the city of Phoenix can also be held liable as the owner of the dog park. Many dog parks have signs advising people of the rules of the park and the “assumption of risk.” Assumption of risk means that you were aware of the possible dangers associated with entering the dog park and entered the dog park anyway. However, these signs don’t absolve the potential liability of the premises owner or the city.

An Experienced Phoenix Dog Park Liability Attorney Can Help

If you, a family member, or your pet is injured at a dog park, you may be able to pursue compensation from both the city of Phoenix and the other dog’s owner. To get an adequate settlement, contact the experienced Phoenix dog bite lawyers at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. Call The Husband & Wife Law Team at (602) 267-1280 today for a free consultation.

Additional Information

Call today for a free consultation
(602) 457-6222 (623) 455-6603 (480) 588-8508 (520) 308-6762
Attorney Representation in Phoenix Arizona Since 1996

Phoenix Dog Park Liability Attorney Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact a lawyer for a consultation on your particular legal matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of Arizona.

© 2017 Breyer Law Offices, P.C. - All rights reserved. Serving all areas of Arizona.

The information offered by Breyer Law Offices, P.C. and contained herein, regarding Arizona statutes and claimants' rights is general in scope. No attorney-client relationship with our attorneys is hereby formed nor is the personal injury information herein intended as formal legal advice. Please contact a lawyer regarding your specific inquiry.

Breyer Law Offices, P.C. Locations: East Valley Phoenix - 3840 E. Ray Road, Phoenix AZ 85044Avondale - 12725 W. Indian School Road, Suite E-101, Avondale, AZ 85323Tucson - 2 East Congress Street, Suite 900, Tucson, AZ 85701Phoenix - 15715 S. 46th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85048Mesa - 3707 E. Southern Avenue, Suite 1026, Mesa, AZ 85206Phoenix - 2942 N. 24th Street, Suite 114, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Website, SEO and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS ConsultingSLS Consulting | Sitemap | Privacy Policy