The United States Postal Service (USPS) released statistics today which showed the cities where the most dog attacks against postal workers occurs; Seattle, Washington is #10 on the list with 28 dog attacks against postal carriers in 2010.
Nationally, there were 5,669 postal employees bitten by a dog. Throughout the U.S., there are 4.7 million Americans bitten annually.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, dog attacks account for more than 1/3 of all homeowner insurance liability claims paid in 2010.
Dog attacks can leave victims with serious injuries. Many victims suffer disfigurement or scarring. Other victims can suffer permanent nerve damage. According to one Seattle-area plastic surgeon, victims of dog mauling require multiple surgical procedures to repair the damage.
Washington States dog bite law, RCW 16.08.040 enables victims to recover damages for their injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious dog bite injury, you should contact a personal injury attorney who has experience representing dog bite victims. At The Farber Law Group, a Bellevue, Washington based personal injury firm, we have more than 30 years experience in representing dog bite victims. With our help, you may recover compensation for your medical costs, rehabilitation costs and for pain and suffering. See our Dog Bite Resources.
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