Dog Park Injuries
With an estimated four in ten households owning at least one dog and roughly 68 million dogs in the United States, owners are always looking for new activities or places to spend time with their dogs. One current trend, especially in urban areas, is for dog owners to take their pet to a dog park so they can spend some quality time outdoors playing or just relaxing. While dog parks are a great place for you and your dog to enjoy each other’s company outdoors, there is also a high risk of injury from dog attacks.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a dog attack due to the negligence of another pet owner, you may be eligible to seek financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. To learn more about the possible merits of legal action in your case, contact the injury lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-667-7511.
Dog Park Rules and Etiquette
In many cases, people suffer injuries from bites or attacks when owners fail to follow proper dog park etiquette. Some common dog park rules include the following:
- Keeping one’s dog on the leash until he or she is used to the environment
- Not bringing dogs that are aggressive or anxious to dog parks
- Ensuring that a dog can obey basic commands before visiting the park
- Restraining and removing a dog from the park if he or she starts to show signs of aggression
Dog attacks can inflict serious injuries that necessitate immediate and extensive medical treatment. For help recovering the resources that you need to address your medical bills, contact the Nashville personal injury attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, by calling 615-667-7511 today.