Macungie, PA asked in Animal / Dog Law, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death and Small Claims for Pennsylvania

Q: It is really a non-chargeable offense for a postal worker to drive over and kill my dog if my mailbox is on my property?

Every mailbox in the neighborhood is attached the house. I have lived there for 3 years without incident or warning about my dog-only that drivers uncomfortable with my dog chasing will skip my house (and I have been FINE with this). This new driver gunned it without caution or common sense as I watched my Yorkie flatten under both tires. I was never sent any report. When I inquired about a claim, I was told that there wasn't and never would be one. Further, the fault was mine for having the dog out. Good thing it wasn't my 3 year old! I've been told by the postmaster that the USPS is not a federal agency so that I cannot apply the Federal Tort Claims Act. She will not give me any names or numbers of anyone else besides herself.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: News I'm sure to the Justice Department. It is not a Federal Agency, but it is a Federal Commission. Your post mistress needs to understand who pays her paycheck. Suggest you contact your congressperson and US senators. Your claim is for the damage to your property, if any. Unfortunately your pup only gets valued at market value for a dog of her or his age etc.

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