What you Need to Know About Postal Employee Dog Bites

California Dog Bite Law
Dog Bite Cases

Postal service workers and package and mail carriers who work for USPS, FedEx and UPS are at decidedly greater risk of having life-changing dog attack injuries. Each year, dogs attack thousands of postal employees when these people are on duty. In the event a dog bites and injures you when you are on the delivery route, you might have an injury claim against many parties. Said parties could include the property’s owner, the dog’s owner, their respective insurers, and your employer for not advising you on specific unsafe conditions.

Postal workers have to know specific breeds that have an inclination to show vicious behavior. Some specific breeds you should ideally avoid on your route are given below.

  • Pitbull
  • Rottweiler
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • German Shepherd
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Husky
  • Great Dane
  • Saint Bernard
  • Akita
  • Chow Chow

As per recent information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, dog bite-caused injuries to postal carriers occur mostly in LA. Mail carriers in every city, specifically those in Southern California, must follow key safety guidelines to keep dog attack injuries from happening to them. Some of these guidelines are given for the following.

  • Avoid running beyond a dog
  • Do not approach a new dog
  • Keep away from specifically dangerous breeds
  • When a new dog comes toward you, avoid moving and stay silent. If that unfamiliar dog feels in no danger, then it is not all that likely to bite.
  • When this animal approaches you, do not look directly into its eye.

The number of dog attack injuries to postal employees is alarmingly high. It is easy to see why: when people shop products online, mail carriers go to their residences for delivery. So that number has to do with online shopping as well. Is it not an amazing fact concerning dog attacks?

It only underlines an important duty for dog or property owners: warn outsides that you have a dangerous dog inside. Now, why should you do this duty? The thing is that professionals like mail carriers doing official tasks have a legal purpose to be on that property. When they come to your house, they have an “implied invitation” from you to be there except if you warn them off. As per California dog bite law, this invitation cannot just be expressed, but it can also be implied.

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