The dog bite victim attorneys in Florida at Farah & Farah have learned that a mail carrier was viciously attacked by two pit bulls in Miami Gardens as she was recently walking her mail delivery route.
According to CBS News Miami, the two dogs escaped from a yard and began attacking the postal worker, biting her face, arms, and legs. She reportedly screamed, “Oh, Lord please help me,” while the attack was going on. Witnesses said that two Good Samaritan’s passing by saved her and that the postal worker was bleeding profusely before being rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Neighbors told CBS News that the dogs are normally chained in the owner’s yard and it is still unclear how they escaped. The owner of the dogs claimed the pit bulls are registered as American Bulldogs and it has been confirmed that they have had all of their vaccinations. The dogs remain at the home while the investigation into the incident continues.
The postal police can request that Miami-Dade Animal Control investigate the incident under the Dangerous Dog Law. That law basically says that the owner of any dog that bites a person while they are in a public place or lawfully in a private place is liable for damages suffered by the person who was bitten – regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.
While the owner told a CBS News reporter that the dogs were not dangerous, when the reporter asked if the dogs could come to the door, she reportedly replied, “No! Are you crazy? Do you think I would bring the dogs in here?”
Have you been injured in a dog attack? You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, hospitalization, pain and suffering, and other damages. The law firm of Farah & Farah has an experienced legal team that can guide you through the process to receive the justice you deserve. Contact us online or call us at (800) 533-3555 for a free, no-obligation case review today.