According to statistics, each day, about 1,000 U.S. citizens require emergency care treatment for a dog bite injury totaling nearly 4.7 million people each year. Our Michigan dog bite lawyers represent United Postal Service (UPS) drivers in dog bite injury and animal attack cases. UPS drivers are often the victims of dog bite and animal attacks while delivering packages to their customer’s front or back door. UPS drivers have to get out of the truck to deliver, making them extremely vulnerable to attacks from unleashed and unrestrained dogs in the neighborhood. UPS driver attacks by other animals are also not uncommon.
If a UPS driver suffers an injury from a dog bite or is attacked by a dog or other animal, such as a cat, rabbit, or ferret while at a personal home, the UPS driver has two types of claims arising out of the dog bite or attack under Michigan law. The first claim is a claim for workers compensation benefits, where the injured worker will receive wage loss benefits during the period of disability from the attack, and also receive medical expense benefits for all treatment related to injuries from the animal bite and/or attack.
The second claim is against the dog owner or animal owner for pain and suffering damages resulting from injuries from the animal bite or attack. Dog attacks often result in significant scarring and disfigurement and bone fractures. Under the Michigan law for dog bite injuries and attacks, the owner or keeper of the dog may be strictly liable for the attack and for failing to keep the dog properly leashed. Additionally, the animal owner will be responsible for repaying the workers compensation benefits paid out by the UPS Company.
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Contact Your UPS Driver Dog Bite Attorney For Michigan Attack
Our experienced UPS Driver Michigan dog bite lawyers will hire specialized investigators to document the incident, supplementing any evidence you have been able to collect. For more information on your legal rights after an attack, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our award winning Michigan dog bite lawyers about your case, or simply submit this contact form and our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. experienced lawyers will get back to you quickly.