After seven reported dog bite incidents in Scranton, postal workers have been warned about the dangers dogs present. Recently, one postal worker from the city was bitten by a chocolate Labrador that managed to break through an invisible fence. The Lab bit the worker's leg and even punctured the can of mace that the worker was carrying. Her injuries led to her having to take one week off of work.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, postal workers are not the only people who are attacked by dogs. In fact, each year, dogs bit 4.7 million people in the United States. On an annual basis, 800,000 people in the country need to seek medical attention after being bitten by dogs - half of those people happen to be young children. The CDCP reports that 368,000 people require medical treatment after dog bites and that 16 die each year after being attacked by canines.
If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog in North Carolina, contact the Lanier Law Group, P.A. and set up an initial consultation with a North Carolina personal injury lawyer. In some cases, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for the injuries and suffering you incurred.