If you are a postal worker or a letter carrier working for the United States Postal Service (USPS) who has been attacked or bitten by a dog while trying to deliver the mail feel free to contact us for a free consultation today. We have helped many Los Angeles dog bite victims. We also have a comprehensive page on dog bites here: Los Angeles dog bite lawyer.
May 14, 2015 the USPS released their dog attack rankings by city. Los Angeles is #1.
4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year (more dog bite statistics).
In 2014, 5,767 postal employees were attacked by dogs. 74 of the dog attacks were in Los Angeles. San Diego came in 3rd with 47 dog attacks. Long Beach was also on the list with 27 dog attacks on postal workers, and Riverside had 13 dog attacks as well.
Dog attacks can result in broken bones, loss of limbs, pierced skin, scarring, and other injuries.
Occasionally, the mailman or mail-woman injured in the attack is reluctant to bring a claim against the dog owner, or they may feel guilty as they were attacked on the dog owner’s property. The fact is that some dogs can attack while completely unprovoked and leave behind expensive and/or debilitating injuries. It is important to understand that claims are typically brought against the homeowner’s insurance, not the homeowner themselves.
If you have been injured in a dog attack feel free to contact me for free advice. We will likely be able to assist you or point you in the right direction.