The Law of Running is the first and only podcast that helps runners and joggers understand their legal rights -- not only while running and jogging also but during races, in the gym, when working with coaches, and when volunteering.
Episode 10: Dogs, Dog Bites, Runners, and the Law
As runners, the law is on our side if we get bit or otherwise injured by a dog. Most states have laws that hold dog owners "strictly liable" for injuries their dogs cause. The statutes are stronger than the law of negligence, which traditionally imposed a "one bite" rule that imposed liability only if a dog had bitten before.
Even though the laws are runner-friendly, we still have obligations to run with commonsense, not provoke dogs, and avoid trespassing where dogs might be found and cause us injury.
Episode 9: Around Railroad Tracks, Runners Are Trespassers
Most railroad tracks are private property or travel across private property. Runners face both legal liability and personal injury when they go there. When runners get injured while running on or around railroad tracks, chances are slim they can win in court.
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Episode 8: Runners As Trespassers? Not So Fast
This is the second in a series of episodes on how the law of trespassing intersects with the sport of running. In this episode, attorney Steve Aggergaard explains why being on private property does not automatically make runners trespassers.www.lawofrunning.com
Episode 7: After Ahmaud Arbery's Death, Exploring the Right of Self-Defense
Recent events stemming from the tragic death of 25-year-old runner Ahmaud Arbery have increased focus on the threat of violent attack while running, and consequently the right of self-defense. This episode provides some generalities on the factors that go into when we have a legal right to defend ourselves.
Episode 6: Am I Trespassing While Running? Look for the Signs
This is the first in a series of episodes that explore the rights runners have to use private property. How do we know when property is private and not welcome? Look for signs, look for fences, and obey directives to leave private property. www.lawofrunning.com
Episode 5: Runner vs Dog: What the Laws Say
Unleashed dogs present a danger to runners in cities, suburbs, parks, and rural areas. With many of us exploring new areas for running during these weeks of social distancing, it is worth considering the laws that apply when runners are bit or otherwise injured by dogs.