A driver suffered major injuries in a dog attack while she tried to deliver an Amazon package to a home in Highland. According to KTLA news report, the incident occurred in the 7300 block of Lillian Lane. The driver, described as a 52-year-old woman, went through a gate and entered the yard to deliver a package when the dog attacked. The pit bull’s owner was able to eventually pull the dog off the delivery driver, but not before she sustained major injuries to her upper body.
Severe Injuries Sustained
The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. San Bernardino County Animal Control also responded and removed the dog from the home. The worker’s vehicle and undelivered packages were secured so they could be returned safely to the victim and Amazon, officials said. The woman was working as a privately sub-contracted Amazon delivery driver when she was attacked, police said. Anyone with more information about this incident is asked to contact Highland police at 909-425-9793.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured dog bite victim. We wish her the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Compensation for Dog Bite Victims
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver who was attempting to deliver a package was viciously attacked by a dog. According to recent statistics, both mail carriers and package delivery workers are at risk for these types of attacks. Los Angeles and California both ranked high in the U.S. Postal Service’s list of dog attacks on postal workers in 2021. According to USPS, Los Angeles was listed fourth on the list of 32 cities with 44 USPS employees being attacked by dogs in 2021. California was the first among states with 656 dog attacks.
Under California law, dog bite victims can seek compensation for the injuries, damages and losses they have sustained from negligent dog owners. California’s Civil Code Section 3342 states: “The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.”
In such cases, victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, cost of rehabilitation, cosmetic surgery scarring and disfigurement, permanent injuries, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Victims would be well advised to contact an experienced San Bernardino dog bite lawyer who will remain on their side, fight for their rights and make sure that their legal rights and best interests are protected.