Houston Leads the Country in Dog Attacks on Postal Carriers


Houston leads the country in dog attacks on letter carriers.  Part of the problem stems from Houston having a large population of stray dogs.  However, the majority of attacks have been by dogs owned by recipients of mail.  Seventy-seven postal carriers were attacked by dogs in 2015 in Houston, Texas.  Dogs have charged through screen doors to attack postal workers.  At least one postal worker was in a hospital for a week recovering from a dog attack. 

A dog owner faces liability for an attack on a postal worker.  Dog owners should confirm that their dogs are properly restrained before leaving the property.  If a postal worker knocks on the door, a dog owner should always confirm the dog is properly restrained before opening the door.  It is common sense, but all too often, dog owners do not take proper precautions. 

If you have been seriously injured by a dog, contact at O’Hara Law Firm for a consultation.  Patrick O'Hara is experienced in handling serious dog bite claims. Do not wait.  Call today.  


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