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Postal Worker Attacked By Dogs

We've all heard the stereotype that dogs always seem to go after the postman...but far too often, the stereotype is proved to be true.

(from wzzm13.com)

A postal worker in Grand Rapids is recovering after being attacked by two pit bulls.

It happened just after 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 28, while the worker was delivering mail on Garfield Avenue.

According to the Grand Rapids Police Department, the dogs got out of a fenced yard and attacked her before the owner could stop them.

Police say the woman had surgery on Friday. She has a broken arm, needed several stitches, and may need surgery on her face.

Dog bites can leave a victim seriously injured and requiring extensive medical attention. Individuals may also experience emotional trauma, which adds to the stress of the situation. 

We at Loney and Schueller are committed to pursuing compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and injuries resulting from a dog bite from a pit bull, Rottweiler or other type of dog. We are energetic lawyers who strive for a resolution to your case, whether in court or by reaching an out-of-court settlement.

Understanding The Severity Of Dog Bite Injuries And Complications

Depending on the severity of the bite, the location of the bite and the dog's health, a victim may experience a range of injuries and complications from a dog bite, including:

  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Infection
  • Tissue or nerve damage
  • Disfigurement
  • Disabilities or impairments
  • Future emotional distress such as a fear of dogs

How Strict Liability Works In Dog Bite Cases

Dog owners are strictly liable. This means the dog owner is responsible for controlling the dog and preventing any attacks. This is true even if the dog was not on the owner's property and the dog was on your property, it is still the responsibility of the owner to protect others from his or her dog.

If you've been injured due to a dog bite, call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485. 

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