What Accidents Can Happen at a Dog Park in Phoenix?
Dog bites are by far the most common injury incurred by dogs, in and around homes, as well as at dog parks. But what other accidents can happen at dog parks? And when they do, what does the state of Arizona say about dog park accident liability?
- Barking at or threatening people: Dogs don’t have to physically injure someone in order to be a threat. Barking at people incessantly or growling at them can scare a person and make them feel threatened. This could be enough that the injured person has a claim for dog park accident liability but a very rare claim.
- Jumping on people: This doesn’t even have to be done as an act of aggression. Dogs, especially larger breeds, can cause a lot of injury if they jump up on someone, even if it’s done with the most playful of intentions.
- Complaints about the dog: An injured party doesn’t have to be the one to report an aggressive or threatening dog. Complaints about any dog can be enough to deem that the owner must take on the Phoenix dog park accident liability.
Having dogs off of their leashes can pose a number of risks, and it’s for this reason that public parks in Phoenix have a “no off-leash” policy. However, for dogs that want to run free, Phoenix has created many dog parks where dogs can be taken off their leash, including Echo Mountain Off-Leash Arena, Hance Dog Park, Washington Park, and Rose Mofford Sports Complex, to name a few. Because these are known parks where dogs roam off-leash, people assume a certain amount of risk on their own just by being there. So when the courts are deciding whether or not dog park accident liability rests with the owner, they will take this into consideration.
If you’ve been injured or bitten at a Phoenix dog park, you need the best personal injury lawyers to argue your case and get you fair compensation for it. Injuries suffered from a dog can be painful and sometimes even, debilitating. Now is the time when you should be resting and recovering, and not worrying about your loss of income or mounting medical bills. Call Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today at (602) 267-1280 or check out our online help, and we’ll get to work on your case right away.
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