In Michigan and Ohio, many dog owners hang “beware of dog” signs on their properties to accomplish two things: avoid house break-ins and, as they think, protect them from liability in the event of a dog bite.
According to the American Animal Hospital Association, nearly 5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs every year. Many of those wounds require emergency treatment, surgery, or hospitalization. Many of these victims are left emotionally traumatized by the experience, while others are physically scarred forever. If you or someone you love has been bitten by a dog, you may be wondering what to do next.
You were just minding your own business when, out of nowhere, a dog comes up and bites you. Or maybe this dog has a reputation as a neighborhood troublemaker, and you feared this day would come. Now that it has, what do you do?
We can picture images of dogs biting the mail carriers as they deliver our mail. Just how many United States Postal carriers are bitten each year? What does the postal carrier have to think about if a bite has occurred? These are a couple of the concepts that this post will address.