New Haven Dog Bites on the Rise

April 17, 2017
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New Haven dog bite injuries among U.S. Postal workers are on the rise. With more and more people shopping online and utilizing delivery services, postal workers are delivering more packages to New Haven households and therefore coming into contact more and more with canine family members. In 2016, dog bite injuries rose to 6,755 (up 206) for postal workers nationwide.

The USPS defines a dog attack as anytime a postal worker is injured or harmed by a dog and attributes this to three main problems: dogs not being restrained in the house, dogs not restrained in the yard and dogs roaming the neighborhoods.

In the state of Connecticut, New Haven dog bite injuries fall under a strict liability statute which means that the dog owner is 100% responsible for the injury unless the victim is trespassing or taunting the dog. U.S. Postal workers not only are facing a dog bite injury, but since their injuries are sustained on the job, they may also have a Federal worker’s compensation claim.

If you were bit by a dog and need a New Haven dog bite lawyer to help you protect your rights, contact our office immediately. Our experienced team of lawyers has been protecting the rights of the injured along Connecticut’s shoreline for over 50 years.