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Postal Worker Dog Bite Injury Attorney | Mailman Dog Attack Lawsuit

Postal Worker Dog Bite Injury Attorney | Mailman Dog Attack Lawsuit Postal Workers, mail and package carriers employed with the United States Postal Service, UPS and FedEx are at a great risk of sustaining serious life altering injuries due to dog attacks.  According to published data  more than 3,000 postal workers are attacked by dogs while on duty each year.  If you have been bitten and seriously injured from a dog attack while on your delivery rout you may have a claim against multiple liable parties including (1) the Dog Owner  (2) The Property Owner (3) Their respective insurance carriers and (4) Your employers for failure to advise you of specific dangerous conditions including know vicious dogs located on your rout. Postal workers need to be aware of specific dog breeds that present a tendency to exhibit vicious behavior.  Below is a list of specific dog breeds that should be avoided during your rout.

  • Pit bull
  • Rottweilers
  • German Shepherds
  • Huskies
  • Alaskan Malamutes
  • Doberman Pinschers
  • Chow Chows
  • Great Danes
  • St. Bernards
  • Akitas

According to recent data from the CDC [Center for Disease Control] Los Angeles and San Diego rank number 1 and 2 of the most dangerous cities for postal carrier dog bite injuries.  Postal carries in all cities and Southern California cities in specific should follow important safety procedures to prevent dig attack injuries.  Some of the safety guidelines are provided for below.

  • Don’t run past a dog
  • Never Approach a strange dog
  • Avoid specifically dangerous dog breeds
  • If an unfamiliar dog approaches remain silent and do not move; if the dog does not feel in danger he is less likely to attack
  • If a Dog Approaches Avoid Eye Contact
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USPS Dog Bite Statistics for Mail Carriers

Recently, the United States Postal Service (USPS) released information regarding mail carrier dog bites. While delivering mail, carriers can encounter many dangers, which can include hazardous weather and even hazardous conditions on the sidewalks that they walk on every day. However, a more constant hazard is the countless dogs that they encounter on their routes. Any dog will bark at a mail carrier; however, barking is not an issue – biting is.

According to data released by the USPS, over 5,300 mail carriers were attacked while on the job. Of course, unrestrained and unsecured dogs pose a risk to mail carriers. However, even dogs that are behind a fence can jump up and bite mail carriers as they are trying to complete their mail deliver (as mail carriers have to put their hands near the mailbox).

The USPS released information on the cities with the highest number or reported mail carrier dog attacks in 2022. The city with the most mail carrier dog attacks was Houston, TX with 57 dog attacks. However, Los Angeles, CA was ranked second with 48 dog attacks in the year. In addition to Los Angeles, other California cities that made the list include San Diego (39), San Francisco (19), Long Beach (16), and Stockton (16). In fact, California has ranked as the worst state of USPS dog attacks for the second year in a row. In 2022, there were 675 mail carrier dog attacks in California – up from 656 in 2021.

The USPS is urging the community to be responsible dog owners and secure their dogs, whether this means leashing them or putting them inside, while the mail is being delivered. Unfortunately, these dog bite incidents continue to happen. Mail carriers that find themselves injured after a dog bite attack can file personal injury lawsuit against the dog owner, the homeowner, and in some cases their employer. For more information, we recommend that you seek legal assistance with the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible.

Recovery for a Dog Attack – Dog Bite Compensation Injury Claim

There are different avenues of recovery regarding a dog bite claim in the state of California.  Under the Common Law Tort and Personal Injury Laws compensation for your injuries can be base on

  • Current Medical Costs – Emergency Room Visits, Hospitalization, Doctors visits, Prescription Drug
  • Future Medical Costs – Rehabilitation Costs, Future procedures and surgeries to relieve pain or scarring and disfigurement
  • Pain and Suffering – Including emotional trauma, Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD), Post Trauma Depression and Anxiety
  • Loss of Earnings – Including list wages as well future loss of income due to disability
  • Punitive Damages – Against  homeowners insurance for failure to justly compensate injured plaintiffs

To speak with a Los Angeles Dog Bite injury lawyer, call (855) 339-8879.

Postal Carrier Lawsuits of Injuries Sustained While on Duty

If you or a loved one have been injured in a Dog Attack the contact our Animal Attack hotline (855) 339-8879; a personal injury lawyer will provide you with a free consultation regarding dog bite injuries. More Information:  Dog Bite Awareness form the USPS

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