Postal Workers and Dog Bites

Postal Workers and Dog Bites.  It is the aged old urban lour, the postman versus the dog.  According to the the USPS in 2018 dogs attacked 5,714 postal employees.  Houston lead the country with 75 postal works bit by a dog.  Phoenix ranked 23rd with 24 incidents.  Overall the state recorded 73 postal worker related…

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Who Is Responsible For A Dog Bite?

Who is responsible for a dog bite?  Under Arizona law, an owner of a dog is strictly liable (absent provocation) for injuries his/her dog causes when the victim is on public property or is lawfully on private property.  Arizona law defines an owner as “any person keeping an animal other than livestock for more than…

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Why Does A Dog Bite?

Why does a dog bite?  There are many possible reasons.  The most common being that a dog bite will occur when the dog is scared or feels threatened.  Also, dogs will bite to protect something that is valuable to them, be it food, a toy or even puppies.  A dog may simply bite arising from…

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Mail Carrier Files Lawsuit Over Dog Bite

In Oregon a mail carrier files  lawsuit over a dog bite.  The postal worker is seeking damages of $180,000.00 for serious facial injuries.  According to the website Claims Journal, postal worker Kristin Joachim filed a lawsuit in Lane County Oregon resulting from a dog bite.  Apparently the owner lost control of the dog and the…

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Dog Bite Statistics

According to Center for Disease control and the American Humane Society there are an estimated 4.7 million incidents of dog bites in an average year.  Almost 25% of those require medical treatment. If you are unfortunately the victim of  a dog bite you may not understand your rights, who is going to reimburse you for…

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