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I Was Delivering a Package and Got Attacked by a Dog. What Can I Do?

 Posted on March 22, 2022 in Personal Injury

Will County dog bite injury lawyerThe classically antagonistic relationship between dogs and postal workers has been the subject of many comedy skits and great movie scenes. While most dogs are friendly to visitors and the vast majority of the millions of deliveries in America each day are made safely, it is unfortunately true that people who deliver mail, packages, and food are sometimes viciously attacked by dogs through no fault of their own. 

Dog attacks can be terrifying to experience and can have serious physical and emotional consequences. Injuries sustained in dog attacks can require expensive treatment, including surgery and physical therapy, and may even cause lifelong physical deformation. If you were delivering a package and were attacked by a dog, you may want to meet with an Illinois dog attack lawyer. 

Common Dog Attack Injuries

Dog attack injuries can vary widely in their seriousness and in the level of treatment they require. However, common injuries sustained in dog attacks include: 

  • Lacerated skin and deep tissue damage
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Eye injuries and vision loss
  • Facial injuries, including permanent scarring and disfigurement 
  • Nerve damage
  • Blood loss 
  • Emotional trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder 

Treating these injuries can cost many thousands of dollars in emergency room treatment, surgery, skin grafts, blood transfusions, stitches, and more. Long-term physical therapy may be necessary, and some damage can never be fully repaired. 

What Kind of Dog Attack Injuries Can I Be Compensated For? 

Victims of dog attacks are often compensated for their physical injuries, including long-term treatment. However, the consequences of a dog attack are not limited to physical injury. The emotional trauma of a serious dog attack can cause a victim to suffer a significant reduction in life quality, making it difficult to go back to work, be near dogs, or even leave the house. 

Dog bite victims are often compensated for intangible consequences like emotional distress, pain and suffering, lost income, and future earning capacity. If you have suffered from a dog bite, it is essential to meet with an experienced attorney who can fight on your behalf to get you maximum compensation for your suffering. 

Meet with a Will County Dog Attack Lawyer

Postal employees and food and package deliverers are essential for our modern economy, but they often do thankless work at great risk to themselves. If you were delivering mail, packages, or anything else to a private address or business and were injured in a dog attack, you may be able to take action to make sure you can pay for your medical needs and to help protect other people from a dangerous animal in the future. At McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC, our Will County dog attack attorneys help victims of dog bites recover compensation and give every client the attention their case deserves. Call us today at 815-727-0100 to schedule your free initial case review. 





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