Our dog bite lawyers represent United States postal workers and mail carriers who have been attacked while on their mail route. If you or someone you know is a postal worker who suffered serious injuries in a dog attack, call our top rated Michigan attorneys today at (800) 606-1717 to get help and learn your rights.
According to the United States Postal Service (USPS), most injuries that occurred from 2009 through 2012 on mail delivery routes were caused by either a fall or a dog bite. In fact, the USPS statistics show that on average, every week a postal carrier in the U.S. Post Office’s Detroit District is bitten. This statistic is alarming and unfortunately is increasing over the entire southeastern area of Michigan.
In Detroit, mail carriers have been confronted by packs of stray dogs. Other times, people simply do not control their pets. In cases where a dog owner does not control their animal, they can be held liable under the law and may be sued for the victims injuries.
If you are a United States postal worker and suffer injury from a dog bite or is attacked by a any type of animal while delivering he mail, you do have legal rights. Serious injuries can result from an attack, including pain and suffering, disfigurement resulting from scars, infection, bone fracture injury, rabies, and even nerve damage.
In addition to the physical injuries, the consequences of an animal attack can include psychological damage, nightmares, medical expenses for plastic and reconstructive surgery, and lost income.
There are two types of claims that arise out of the dog attack under Michigan law. The first claim is for workers compensation benefits, where the injured worker will receive wage loss benefits during the period of disability from the attack, and also receive medical expense benefits for all treatment related to injuries from the animal bite and/or attack.
The second claim is against the dog owner or animal owner for pain and suffering damages resulting from injuries from the animal bite or attack.
Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case with one of our top rated dog bite lawyers in Michigan. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.