UPS Delivery Person Dog Bite Accidents In New York

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorneys Fight for UPS Mail Carriers When Dog Bite Accidents Occur

Jed Dietrich, Esq. is Recognized as a Best Lawyer of America, and He Will Aggressively and Tenaciously Fight to Attempt to Obtain the Best Result Possible for People Who Were Injured in Dog Bite-Related Accidents in Western New York.

UPS Mail CarriersAlthough the United Parcel Service (UPS) is one of the world’s largest package delivery companies, its mail carriers are no more susceptible to dog bites than any other mail service provider. In a single recent year, of the UPS’s 66,000 mail carriers, 900 suffered dog bite-related incidents. In response, the UPS has formed a number of Comprehensive Health and Safety Process committees at UPS facilities to help UPS mail carriers by providing them with specialized training. These UPS committees include safety training sessions where experienced UPS mail carriers share knowledge and best preventative measures to less experienced mail carriers to avoid dog bite-related incidents from happening in the future. Despite the success of these programs, dog bites will continue to be a constant issue for many mail carriers. In some cases, they are unavoidable and may depend on the dog owners’ due care or negligence.

How Dog Owners Can Help Prevent Dog Attacks

For many dog owners, especially those who own less aggressive dog breeds, it is hard to imagine that their dog is capable of attacking a mail carrier. Despite dogs being man’s best friend, it is an instinct for them to protect their territory from unknown visitors. Dog owners should be aware that if their dog bites a mail carrier, they could be held liable for medical costs and other related expenses suffered by the bitten mail carrier. To help prevent dog attacks, dog owners should take heed of the following:

  1. When accepting mail at the door, make sure the dog is out of sight of the mail carrier so as not to incite the dog’s protective impulse;
  2. Do not assume an electric fence will be effective in stopping a dog;
  3. If the dog is in the yard, make sure the dog is securely tied up; and
  4. Use delivery tracking technology to anticipate the delivery so that the dog can be put in a separate room or properly restrained beforehand.

Any UPS mail carrier in Western New York who has been bitten or attacked by a dog while on the job should immediately seek medical attention and reliable legal representation to recoup the losses suffered from the attack. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is a top rated personal injury law firm with seasoned and professional attorneys who are ready to help you with your claim. We can be reached 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling 716-839-3939. Contact us today so that we can help you!

New York’s One-Bite Rule and Mail Carriers

New York State uses the one-bite rule, in which the victim of a dog bite must prove that the dog owner had knowledge of the dog’s propensity to be aggressive and that they neglected to take reasonable steps to prevent the victim from being bitten. Despite the name, dog owners could be held liable even if it is their dog’s first-time biting someone, so long as the abovementioned can be proven.

Under New York law, a dog is deemed dangerous if it attacks without justification or poses a serious threat to a person who is legally permitted to be on the premises. A dog owner could attempt to argue that their dog was aggressive only because the mail carrier approached the property, thereby provoking the attack. However, this defense is not likely to be successful, as mail carriers have a legal justification for entering someone’s property to deliver mail. UPS mail carriers who are attacked while delivering mail can seek financial compensation for their injuries. 



Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Will Fight for You!

Jed Dietrich, Esq. is a highly distinguished personal injury lawyer that compassionately serves his clients in the Western New York area and beyond. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has an impressive track record of personally trying over 100 personal injury cases to verdict and has secured $1,000,000 or more at least 38 times for his clients. When Jed Dietrich, Esq. is entrusted with your case, you can rest with confidence, knowing he will aggressively fight for your claim and work tirelessly to obtain the settlement your claim deserves.

With over 20 years of experience in personal injury cases, Jed Dietrich, Esq. will ensure your claim is in good hands. Any UPS worker who is suffering injuries from a dog bite-related accident could be entitled to financial compensation and should seek the exceptionally competent legal representation that a nationally ranked personal injury attorney like Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of experienced lawyers the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. can offer.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, 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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