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Posted on April 18, 2017 by

Dog Bites are Increasing in St. Louis for Mail Carriers

It seems like an old cliche; the dog biting the mailman. However, it’s actually anything but. The number of dog bites for United States postal employees has been increasing over the last several years. According to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, this increase could partially be due to the fact that online sales are increasing.

In the 1980s more than 7,000 U.S. postal employees suffered from dog bites. In 2016 alone, that number was 6,755, which is 206 more than 2015. Aggressive dogs like pit bulls and doberman pinschers are the worst offenders. Last year, St. Louis ranked at number 19 on the list for most dog bites in the United States. There were 31 incidents.

4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs every year. Most of them are children. Dog attacks can be fatal, and even if they’re not, they can cause a lot of damage. There are so many things that homeowners can do to keep their dogs away from people; particularly if they’re aggressive. Still, many fail to do them.

As your St. Louis dog bite attorney, we want you to know that we take dog bites very seriously. If you’re bitten by a dog, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.

This isn’t a case you should handle on your own. Choose to work with an experienced St. Louis dog bite attorney instead.