Indiana Cities At High Risk for Dog Bites
In an article we wrote last week, we highlighted the study just released by CNNMoney on the dog bite risks postal workers face in different cities across the country. According to the study, Houston ranks as the most dangerous city for postal workers, as far as dog bite injuries are concerned, with 63 dog bite injuries in 2013.
As we looked closer at the information, we saw that Indiana has two cities on the list of those ranked the highest for dog bite risks. Indianapolis falls in at the 15th spot on the list, with 29 dog bite attacks in 2013. Fort Wayne comes in at 45th on the list with 13 dog bite attacks.
Dog bite injuries are the cause for much more than injuries, however. They are a contributor to higher medical costs, as well as time not being able to be on the job. One of the injured workers in Indianapolis was off work for 42 days after receiving a severe dog bite injury to the leg. Another worker in Fort Wayne missed 19 days after a dog injured his hands.
We want to remind you to never approach a strange dog, and even more importantly, never approach a dog while children are around. Dogs can be extremely protective of children, and if you approach their yard while children are present, it can put the dogs on high alert. Many postal workers are injured when they hand the mail directly to children in the family, and the dog sees this as a threat.
If you or a loved one have been injured by a dog bite, give the Indianapolis dog bite attorneys at Wagner Reese a call to schedule a free consultation and get back on the road to recovery. Our representatives are waiting to speak with you at (888) 204-8440.