Bulloch County Postal Worker Critically Injured In Dog Attack While Delivering Packages To Home on Anderson Road
BULLOCH COUNTY, GEORGIA (January 28, 20224) – A female postal worker was seriously injured after being attacked by two dogs in Bulloch County while delivering packages to the Nevils Community.
Bulloch County officials are saying that the incident took place around 7:00 p.m. on Friday. The 36-year-old postal worker was viciously attacked by two dogs at the home.
A person called 911 and said that the woman was “unconscious and not moving” in the garage of the home. Police officers arrived at the scene and discovered two dogs standing by her.
Those officers used bean bag rounds in order to disperse the dogs. The woman needed to be airlifted to the hospital. A full investigation into the attack remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Bulloch County Dog Attacks
Dog attacks remain one of the leading causes of preventable injury in the United States. According to Injury Epidemiology, “In 2018, the most recent year for which data are available, dog bites ranked as the 13th leading cause of nonfatal emergency department visits in the United States. As dog ownership spirals upwards in the United States, it is important to continue to monitor the epidemiology of dog bite injuries.” There are a number of signs that a dog may be agitated and more likely to attack.
- A dog may growl or snarl at an approaching person. These are warning signs that should be taken seriously.
- A dog may bear its teeth.
- The hair along the dog’s back may stand up.
- A dog that feels threatened may engage in intense staring.
Depending on the facts of any case, the victim of a dog bite may have legal recourse. When a worker is injured on the job in Georgia, they will typically have recourse through the worker’s compensation system. This is a no-fault system designed to help workers. It does not matter the injured worker may have contributed to their own injury. An injured worker may also have legal recourse through a third party liability claim.
A third party claim may exist if a worker was injured by a dog or other animal not owned by their employer. Pursuant to GA Code § 51-2-7, a person who owns or keeps a dangerous animal of any kind, by careless management of their animal, causes another person to be injured may be liable for damages. This is typically the case as long as the injured person did not provoke the animal in some way. It is important that certain steps are taken after any dog bite.
- Victims of dog bites should get medical attention as early as possible.
- A police report of the incident should be created.
- Eye witnesses related to the event should be interviewed.
- An experienced dog bite injury attorney should be contacted.
It can be hard to know what to do after any dog attack. These attacks can leave people with permanent physical injuries. Even if a victim is able to fully recover, many survivors are left with long-term psychological injuries such as PTSD. It is important that victims of dog attacks understand that they do have rights. Any person that is injured in a dog attack may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim.
Investigating Bulloch County Dog Attacks
We at The Butler Kahn Law Firm extend our best wishes to the mail carrier injured in this attack. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. This was a preventable tragedy that should not have taken place. It is our sincere hope that measures are taken to prevent similar incidents.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Bulloch County dog attack? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at 678-940-1444.