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Postal Worker Kristi Goldsberry Attacked by 2 Dogs in Lenoir on January 26, 2023

Published Date: February 4, 2023

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Lenoir, NC (January 26, 2023) - As reported in the local news a U.S. Postal Service worker was severely injured in a dog attack in Lenoir, North Carolina on Thursday shortly before 2pm. Kristi Reinheardt Goldsberry, 47, was delivering a package along Norwood Street off US 321 when two Great Danes pushed past the homeowner and attacked her. The worker sustained a severe injury to her right forearm and had puncture wounds in her back and right leg.

The attack took place on the owner's property at 956 SW Norwood St. and the 130 pound dogs were initially inside the home when the mail carrier approached the front door. The owner was able to get control of both dogs and render first aid to the worker. The owner told the police that the dogs were four years old and have never bitten anyone before.

"This was not a provoked attack. She wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary. She was just delivering the mail," says Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement Director Richard Gilliland.

Goldsberry was first taken to nearby Caldwell UNC Healthcare hospital and then airlifted to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after suffering severe injuries. Both dogs were up to date on their rabies vaccinations and are now under quarantine. The owner surrendered the dogs to Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement at the animal center. According to police, it is unlikely that any charges will be filed.

"The safety of our employees and customers is our top priority." says Philip Bogenberger a spokesperson for the USPS. "We ask customers to keep their dogs secure to ensure carriers can safely deliver the mail. If it’s necessary to open the door, make sure dogs are secured in a separate room."

Neighbors who have seen the dogs in the fenced backyard where warning signs are posted have stated that they never had any issues with the Great Danes. Neighbor Glenn Herman said "I’ve been out and walked over there and reached through the fence and petted the dogs. I mean, they weren’t vicious to me."

Mail carrier Rachel Duncan has expressed the precautions she takes with canines on her route, "When I pull in a driveway, I blow the horn and try to make all kinds of noise or distractions to see if there are any dogs that may come out."

Animal Care Services is working closely with the Lenoir Police Department to investigate the attack. Due to the nature of the attack, the dogs will not be adopted.

No criminal charges are expected at this time.


Why an Injury Victim May Need a Charlotte Dog Bite Lawyer

The recent accident involving the postal carrier and a potentially dangerous dog may result in severe injuries or medical conditions, requiring medical attention and financial compensation. This is why it is important for the postal carrier to seek legal assistance from a knowledgeable and experienced Charlotte dog bite lawyer.

A dog bite can result in physical scars, emotional trauma, and a significant amount of medical bills. In some cases, the victim may be unable to return to work, leading to additional financial losses. A dog bite lawyer can help the victim understand their legal rights, negotiate with insurance companies, and seek compensation for the damages incurred.

The Rosensteel Fleishman Law Firm: Helping Victims of the Accident

The recent dog bite attack may have left the victim and their family in need of legal guidance and support. The Rosensteel Fleishman law firm located in Charlotte, North Carolina, focuses on personal injury cases and is well equipped to assist those affected by this tragic dog bite injury.

"We are deeply saddened by the recent accident and extend our heartfelt sympathies to all those affected." says Attorney Corey Rosensteel. "Our priority is to ensure that the rights of our clients are protected and that they receive the compensation they deserve."

The law firm wishes to express their sincere condolences to all those affected by the recent accident. They understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that such a tragedy can have on individuals and families, and they are committed to providing compassionate and understanding support throughout the legal process.

Personal Injury and Dog Bite Attack Experience

The Rosensteel Fleishman law firm has a strong track record in handling a variety of personal injury in North Carolina cases. They understand the complexities involved in these types of cases and have the knowledge and resources to fight for the rights of their clients. Whether you or a loved one was injured in the recent accident, Rosensteel Fleishman is ready to help you navigate the legal process and secure the compensation you deserve.

Rosensteel Fleishman is the Right Choice

Rosensteel Fleishman is a reputable law firm located in Charlotte, NC that focuses on personal injury cases, including dog bites. With a team of experienced and dedicated lawyers, Corey Rosensteel and Matthew Fleishman, the firm has a proven track record of successfully representing victims in a wide range of cases.

"Our hearts go out to the victims of this recent dog bite incident. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that a dog bite can have on a person's life. Our team at Rosensteel Fleishman is committed to helping the victim seek justice and receive the compensation they deserve." - Corey Rosensteel

The lawyers at Rosensteel Fleishman understand the complexities and challenges of dog bite cases and will work tirelessly to help the victim receive the compensation they deserve. They have a deep knowledge of the local laws and regulations and will use their knowledge to negotiate a fair settlement for the victim.

Get in Touch with Rosensteel Fleishman Today

The Rosensteel Fleishman law firm is dedicated to helping the victims of the recent accident and their families. Their compassionate and understanding approach, combined with their experience in personal injury, car accidents, dog bites, and wrongful death cases, makes them the ideal choice for those in need of legal support. Contact them today to discuss your rights and begin the process of securing the compensation you deserve.

"We are here to support the victims of this tragedy every step of the way." adds Attorney Matthew Fleishman. "Our goal is to help bring some sense of justice to those affected and to ensure that they receive the help they need to recover and move forward."

Call Today to Discuss Your Rights

If you or someone you know has been a victim of a dog bite in Charlotte, NC, the lawyers at Rosensteel Fleishman are here to help. They can provide you with the legal guidance and support you need to recover from the accident. Call them to discuss your rights and learn more about the legal options available to you.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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