Rochester, New York, Instacart Delivery Person Dog Bite Accident Injury Lawyers

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Renowned as a New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Take Forceful Legal Action to Obtain Astonishing Outcomes for Instacart Delivery Drivers Who have been Critically Wounded by Vicious Canines in Rochester, New York, Throughout Monroe County, and Beyond.

Rochester Instacart Delivery Person Dog Bite AccidentSince the pandemic, Instacart has rapidly expanded to become one of the most popular home delivery services. In a relatively short period, the grocery delivery app saw triple-digit growth throughout the United States. More than 600,000 independent contractors work as shoppers for Instacart. The shoppers pick up food and other products from stores and deliver them to customers. With approximately 767,000 people per day ordering on Instacart instead of shopping on their own, the demand is stronger than ever. However, while making deliveries, shoppers may be forced to confront some serious risks, such as aggressive dogs. On a typical day, the average Instacart delivery driver is likely to encounter several loose canines. Unfortunately, not every dog encounter ends without incident.

Instacart delivery person dog bites and attacks commonly occur when owners fail to properly restrain their dogs or leave them to roam free. Oftentimes, upon arriving at a customer’s door, shoppers are left in shock when they see vicious dogs. When a dog bites, a delivery driver may be left with deep puncture wounds that can easily become infected and result in permanent disfigurements. If the victim’s wounds are deep enough, it may lead to severe infection, nerve damage, long-lasting loss of function or feeling, and even amputation. In addition to the devastating physical injuries, victims often suffer emotionally and financially. When most employees get injured on the job, they generally qualify for workers’ compensation. Nevertheless, since Instacart delivery drivers are independent contractors, they are not eligible for workers’ compensation and must file a lawsuit against the dog owner’s home insurance.

Before you accept an insurance settlement for your damages, please consult with a highly experienced Rochester, New York, Instacart shopper dog bite injury attorney. You may be entitled to substantially more money than the claims adjusters are willing to offer. Considering the dreadful repercussions of a canine attack on your health and future, such as hospital bills, life-altering disabilities, and diminished future earning capacity, you owe it to yourself and your family to obtain as much money as possible. To get the maximum compensation for your injuries, it is important to hire a lawyer with a long track record of success in securing sizable settlements and verdicts.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s remarkable commitment to topping our clients’ high expectations and fighting for every dollar that they deserve is what makes us the best in town. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his battle-tested attorneys will pull out all the stops to provide you with a Grade A outcome. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. provides free, no-obligation case assessments. Our seasoned litigators are available twenty-four-seven by phoning 585-939-3939 or by completing the online consultation form.

Identifying Signs of a Worried or Stressed Canine

Rochester Instacart Delivery Person Dog Bite AccidentAlthough Instacart’s users love the convenience of ordering groceries online, some of the customers do not make their yards so welcoming. For example, customers with dogs frequently fail to restrain them. Since their family pets do not display aggressive tendencies, most owners never think that their dogs would bite or attack. However, similar to people, even well-behaved canines can snap too. Instacart shoppers frequently encounter dogs while making deliveries. Nevertheless, they must carefully place the items on customers’ porches or by their doors.

During this time, even relatively laidback canines may perceive the delivery as a direct threat. This perceived threat can be magnified when family members accept the groceries directly from a shopper. Consequently, these delivery persons suffer a disproportionate number of dog attacks. Whether opening a gate or crossing a driveway, always be on the lookout for unleashed dogs. If you see a dog, check and see if it seems apprehensive or aggressive. By simply paying attention to a dog’s body language, you could avoid a possible attack. Signs of fear or nervousness in canines include:

  1. Turning away;
  2. Yawning;
  3. Blinking;
  4. Lying down with its legs up;
  5. Flattened ears;
  6. Sudden rigidness;
  7. Panting;
  8. Lip licking;
  9. Avoiding eye contact; and
  10. Tucking the tail under its body.



When to Seek Emergency Medical Treatment for a Dog Bite

As an Instacart shopper, it is important to realize that whenever you leave your vehicle, you are taking a risk. If you are fortunate enough to notice a dog that is not restrained or looks like it could attack, you should remain in your vehicle. You should also alert Instacart that you do not feel safe entering a particular property. The delivery service provider should never push you into dangerous situations. Being suddenly attacked by a vicious dog can be extremely frightening and painful. If you are bitten, knocked over, or mauled by a dog, chances are that you are feeling completely overwhelmed. Nevertheless, you must protect your health and avoid critical bacterial and viral infections. You should seek emergency medical care in the following situations:

  1. You are running a high fever;
  2. Your wounds are red, painful, or swollen;
  3. A wound feels warm;
  4. A laceration is bleeding uncontrollably; or
  5. The dog’s teeth left a deep puncture, and you have not received a tetanus shot within the last 5 years.

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), roughly 1,000 dog bite victims are hospitalized per day. Without treatment, bite-related conditions like rabies, Capnocytophaga, and sepsis can be fatal. Therefore, it is always better to err on the safe side and get treatment.

After your immediate medical needs have been adequately addressed, call a highly experienced Instacart dog bite accident attorney. You owe it to yourself to have a veteran team of lawyers litigate your claim and obtain the compensation that you deserve. With offices located in Buffalo and Rochester, our personal injury attorneys represent injured victims across Western New York and beyond. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free consultation with our elite team, please call 585-939-3939, or complete the online consultation form. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s leading lawyers are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 585-939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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