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What Kind of Injuries Can Happen at a Dog Park

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    Personal injury cases can be complicated. You will likely not be thinking about anything remotely close to this when you decide to take your pet to a dog park to get socialization and playtime. If you or someone you love gets injured at a dog park, you need to enlist the assistance of a personal injury lawyer, like one from The Law Office of Daniel E. Stuart, P.A., as soon as you realize that you may have a case. Here are some of the most common injuries that happen at dog parks. 

    Dog Bite Injuries

    Aggressive dogs should never go to the dog park. There are too many risks that can be associated with this, and they need to be trusted completely with people and other dogs before going to an open area like this. Dogs need to be friendly, trusted, and trained before going to a park where they are off leash. If you or someone you care about was bitten by a dog, you need to seek compensation for the injuries sustained. This should include all medical costs associated with the injury as well as any costs for reconstructive surgeries that a person may need to look the same as they did before the accident. Pain and suffering and lost wages due to missed work may also be sought after in a case like this. 

    Slip and Fall Accidents

    Slip and falls can happen in many different ways. It could be because of some sort of dangerous conditions – such as a pothole or some sort of difference in ground levels, or it could be because of a large object that was blocking a walking path. If someone slips and falls on public property, the owner of the park may be held liable for any injuries sustained. 

    Broken Bones from Falling

    Dogs love to run when they are at the park. This is great exercise, but can be dangerous if they end up running into an unsuspecting person who gets knocked over. If you break a bone or are injured because a dog runs into you, you may be able to file for some sort of compensation from the dog owner. After all, you would not be in the situation that you are in if their dog was not at the park. Even if it wasn’t necessarily a person’s immediate fault, it was their responsibility to keep an eye on their pup to make sure they didn’t get too rowdy. 

    Contact a Lawyer Today

    You need to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to determine whether you may have a case. He or she can take a detailed look at your case to determine if some kind of negligence was involved or if your accident may be deemed as just that – an accident with no clear fault. Reach out today to set up a consultation. Most personal injury lawyers will look over your case for free before having you commit to using their firm. 

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