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After a woman's dog gets hit by a van, the woman's insurance company totals out the dog

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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Farmers Insurance 'Totals' Dog After Car Accident

Sasha, a 9-year-old Lab mix in Colorado, was hit by a minivan while walking her human last week. She survived the accident with damage to her liver, lungs, and diaphragm that may require surgery. While her person clearly considers her a family member, the law and the driver's insurance company see things differently. Injuries to dogs are property damage, and the company "totaled" out the dog. They did not haul her off to a dog junkyard to be used for parts.

When reached by a Denver TV station, a Farmer's representative said that calling an item "totaled" is industry jargon, and not meant to imply that an injured 9-year—old dog is like a smashed-up 9-year-old Honda Civic. Oh, and that they plan to reimburse the family for future vet care. related to the accident. Yay!

"I'm very sorry about the circumstances, I have a dog, too," the company representative told ABC7.

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CoeyG
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:55 AM

I'll bet the dog feels "totaled" though poor baby

EireLass
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Kind of cool though that it'll all be taken care of. 

Johariz
by on Aug. 18, 2011 at 12:39 AM
Just industry jargon. I think it's wonderful that they will be taking care of that dog. Maybe i'll look into farmers insurance. I don't think my current provider covers dogs.
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KelliansMom
by on Aug. 18, 2011 at 7:52 AM

poor puppy ....my inscurence will cover my animal if injured in the wreck or will cover to replace(yes those are the words in my coverage plan) but i think its awesome it at least puts me at easy when taking him places bc vet bills can get a bit pricy 

mhmomma
by on Aug. 18, 2011 at 8:40 AM

 Awwee poor puppy.  I am glad they are taking care of everything as they should.  Thats awesome and hope she is feeling better.

LivinDeadGurl
by on Aug. 18, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Aww.

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