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Farmers Will No Longer Pay Certain Dog Bite Claims in California

The insurance company Farmers Group, Inc., recently notified its homeowners policyholders that it will no longer pay on dog bite injury claims involving pit bulls, Rottweilers or wolf hybrids. The move, which will go into effect upon the next renewal of the policy, was made in response to an internal review the company performed of its liability claims. According to a spokesperson for Farmers, these three breeds of dog accounted for over 25 percent of all the dog bite injury claims the company pays out. Furthermore, the same three breeds were also responsible for more damage per bite, on average, than other breeds.

Shocking Dog Attack Results in More Than $500,000 in Damages

A man who was mauled by two dogs for more than an hour in 2010 has received $563,000 in compensation from an arbitrator. The owner of the dogs in the New Jersey case was found 85 percent liable, and the landlord 15 percent liable for the serious injuries the man sustained in the dog attack.

Dog Bites in San Diego County

Dog bites and dog attacks in San Diego County frequently occur and result in severe personal injury and sometimes death. Each year many adults and children are the victims of dog bites and attacks. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Humane Society maintain statistics gleaned from reporting agencies and hospitals. The United States Postal Service reports that San Diego is the second most dangerous city in America for dog bites to letter carriers.

Dog Attacks: San Diego Second Most Dangerous for Postal Workers

According to the list of the top 25 cities published by the U.S. Postal Service in May 2012, San Diego, CA ranks as the No. 2 city in the nation for dog attacks on postal workers. San Diego's No. 2 ranking of the top 25 cities for U.S.P.S. to letter carriers was topped by Los Angeles, CA in the No. 1 spot.

Dog Attack Kills USPS Letter Carrier in San Diego County

A pit bull dog attacked and killed a 59-year-old U.S. Postal Service letter carrier while she was delivering mail in Escondido, California. The attack occurred March 1, 2012. The letter carrier was transported to the hospital where, on March 8, 2012, she died. The identity of the deceased will not be disclosed herein, in deference to her family and friends.

Pit Bull Dog Bites and Kills Woman

Last weekend a Pit Bull bit and killed a woman.  In San Diego this summer several horrific dog bites to both children and adults has occurred.  Our weather in San Diego is conducive to people being out and about.  Each day people in our community jog, bicycle, walk and enjoy our natural resources such as our beaches.  These activities increase the chance of encountering unrestrained dogs that are loose and running at large.  All dogs can bite.  Never approach a dog that is running loose.  Even if the dog appears to be under the control of the owner by way of leash or otherwise be careful!  Recently, in San Francisco the owner of a Pit Bull was attacked by her own dog and killed. In San Diego several vicious dog bites and maulings have happened.  In fact, the United States Postal Service has ranked San Diego as one of the most dangerous areas in the United States for Letter Carriers being attacked and bitten.  Last year one of our letter carriers here in San Diego County died as a result of a dog attack.  Dog bites are a serious matter.  The injuries can be both physical and emotional.  An attack on either a child or an adult can result in disfigurement and emotional scarring.  If you or someone you know has been the victim of a dog attack, a lawyer with experience in dog bite and attack cases can help.  At the Law Offices of David P. Beeson our attorneys have helped victims recover for their injuries and losses from dog attacks since 1978.  Experience counts. Contact us at 866-706-2015.

Dog Attack Results in Personal Injury and Death in San Diego

San Diego has the dubious distinction as being one of the most dangerous places in America for people being attacked and bitten by dogs.  Recently another person lost their life after being attacked by Pit Bulls.  Summer presents real danger for children being attacked and bitten.  At the Law Offices of David P. Beeson our lawyers have tried many dog bite and dog attack cases.  If you are a victim of a dog attack or dog bite contact our offices.

USPS Dog Bites

Postal Service Announces San Diego Among Top Dog Attack Cities In Nation
We often hear the comment made by to the Postal Service Letter Carriers, "don't worry, my dog won't bite". Given the right circumstances, any dog can bite. Dog attacks are a nationwide issue for everyone and recent statistics show that it is an even bigger problem for USPS Employees.The United States Postal Service released statistics for May 2011 highlighting the cities where the most dog attacks occur nationwide. San Diego was at the top the list tied with Houston Texas for the No. 2 spot. Many see the cause as our good weather which causes many doors of homes and apartments to be left open, where a loose and unrestrained dog can exit the residence and attack and injury Letter Carriers.The USPS reported that Nationwide last year, 5,669 postal employees were attacked and bitten by dogs while working in the line of duty. Beyond the needless pain and suffering, medical expenses from dog attacks cost the U.S. Postal Service (taxpayers) nearly $1.2 million last year. The Postal Service places the safety of its employees as a top priority and USPS Regulations allow Letter Carriers fearing for their safety due to a loose or unrestrained pet, to curtail delivery and ask homeowners to pick up their mail at the Post Office until the carrier is assured the pet is restrained. In cases where a carrier sees a dog roaming and can't discern where it resides, delivery could be curtailed to the entire neighborhood affecting all mail delivery to the area.The Law Office of David P. Beeson, and Attorney John Zucconi, has represented dozens of USPS Letter Carriers and other Postal Employees in dog attack and dog bite cases. We have obtained substantial recoveries of medical bills, loss of wages, future scar revisions and related medical expenses, and pain and suffering for dozens of USPS employees who have been injured on the job in dog bite attacks. The USPS and US Department of Labor encourages its employees to retain private attorneys to pursue dog bite injury claims against dog owners, to recover medical expenses, and to compensate the employees for their lost wages and personal pain and suffering.If you, a co-worker or a family member has been attacked and injured by a dog, contact our offices for a free consultation by our experienced dog bite attorney.

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Dog Attack on USPS mail carrier. Result: $600,000. Dog owner’s insurance and the insurance company for the landlord of the dog owner each paid policy limits

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