In honor of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which runs May 17-23, the United States Postal Service (USPS) recently released a list of the top 30 cities for dog attacks among postal workers and letter carriers. In total, 5,767 postal employees were involved in dog attacks last year.
After two U.S. Postal Service letter carriers in West Virginia were seriously injured in dog attacks recently, the postal service has renewed its appeal for homeowners to keep their dogs out of the path of carriers. If your dog is in the yard, be sure it can’t get anywhere near a postal carrier, the area postmaster reiterated on behalf of postal workers nationwide. Also, if you’re in the habit of greeting the mail carrier at the door, please put your dog in another room before you do.
On Monday, the U.S. Postal Service's annual National Dog Bite Prevention Week begins, and in anticipation of that event, the postal service has ranked list of how cities compare in terms of dog bites on postal carriers. Sad to say, Los Angeles ranked number one in the list of 20 metro areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.