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Dog owners are legally responsible for the actions of their dogs, even when at a dog park. If someone else's dog has injured
you or someone you love, the owner is liable for your damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
PHOENIX, AZ, May 20, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Across the Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa area and Maricopa County, "dog
parks" or "bark parks" are popping up all over valley. Usually these dog parks are fenced off areas away from a park where
family, friends and, children gather to play basketball, have picnics, or barbeque. In the fenced area, dogs are allowed to run
off a leash, play with other dogs without interfering with pedestrians. Dog Parks tend to have readily available water for dogs
and pooper-scoopers or plastic bags.
Like any Maricopa County community park, the Dog Park has rules:
•Dogs in heat are not allowed
•Aggressive dogs are not allowed
•Owners must watch the dog in the area
•Vaccinations must be up to date
•Children or Adults may not play with a dog in the fenced area
•Dogs must obey leash laws until in the fenced area
•More than one dog is welcomed as long as the owner can handle it
However, not every Arizona dog owner follows dog park rules. Owners tend to feel that if their dog has never attacked or
bitten someone, that their dog is not susceptible to future attacks. But any dog can viciously or non-viciously bite a person
without any reason. Dogs do not need a reason and are often accidentally provoked by victim. But the victim is not to blame.
Dog owners are legally responsible for the actions of their dogs, even when at a "dog park" or "bark park," If someone else's
dog has injured you or someone you love, the owner is liable for your damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain
and suffering. If a dog in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa or elsewhere in Maricopa County has bitten you, you should contact an
experienced Arizona dog bite attorney to represent you.
Tips for Park Goers near Dog or Bark Parks:
•Do not enter the designated dog area
•Do not run past a dog
•If a dog sniffs you, stay still.
•A dog toy is that, a dog toy. It is not meant for adults or children.
•Do not break up any dog fights between dogs that may occur within or outside the fence area.
Contact an Arizona Dog Bite Attorney
Even with prevention, dog bites and attacks can occur inside designated fenced areas. If any of dog related injuries occur,
fatal or not, the owner should be held responsible and Arizona dog bite injury lawyer can help If you are unable to prevent a
dog bite related injury and as a result, you or a loved one have been the victim of an attack, our Arizona dog bite injury
lawyer can help get the compensation you deserve. For more information see www.azdogbitefirm.com.