My dog bowled over an elderly woman in a dog park. Am I liable for any injuries she may have?
November 19, 2012 6:06 AM Subscribe
Are my dog and I in trouble ?
posted by anonymous to pets & animals (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I took my 18 pound terrier to a fenced-in off-leash dog park yesterday. We go to this park quite a bit. There were about twenty dogs playing yesterday and my super fast dog slammed right into a 74 year old woman who was standing in the middle of the park. She was knocked off her feet and went down on her back hard. Ambulance was called and she was taken away due to back pain. Hopefully she's okay, but if she's not, what liability do I have? My dog was just bring a dog and I don't think I did anything that can be described as negligent. This is a designated dog park with rules, but I didn't think to look if it says anything about entering at your own risk. Should I be worried? We are in Massachusetts.