Question: would you file a claim?
Total Votes: 169
Earlier this evening while I was playing outside with my kids, the neighborhood kids and our dog (our dog was like the neighborhood dog.. she knew everyone), a car came speeding around the corner and hit my dog. I rushed her to the emergency vet, but unfortunately, her back was so severely broken that they couldn't do anything for her so we had to put her down.
wow... this is getting WAY out of hand. To set the record straight, I DID NOT ASK WHO WAS AT FAULT!!!!!! I simply asked if YOU (as in: if THIS HAPPENED TO YOU, would you file a claim/report?)! Never did I say it was okay for my dog to be off a leash nor did I say I was going to sue or try to get money. I was just talking about filing a claim about this woman hitting and KILLING MY DOG.
Some additional information so everyone doesn't have to read through all of these replies:
**I WAS OUTSIDE! With my kids AND my dog.
**We live on a cul de sac
**She was NOT on a leash because she was RUNNING WITH THE KIDS on their bikes. It would've been very dangerous for the kids to hold a leash while riding their bikes. (I'm actually glad that she DIDN'T have a leash, because if she did, she would've pulled the KID into the car as well. Even though I'm heartbroken about my dog dying, I'm very grateful that it was the dog and not a CHILD).
**The cops were called by the woman that hit my dog. The officer asked if either of us wanted to file a report and BOTH of us said no. However, the kids and other neighbors (adults included--- everyone was outside after everything happened) said that this woman is ALWAYS speeding. And that it looked like she did nothing to try to avoid the dog and actually looked like she was TRYING to hit the dog.
**The officer said I COULD file a claim because hitting a dog is just like hitting someone's property.
**There was NO DAMAGES to the car.
**There is NO blind corner where the dog was hit. If she was paying attention, she would've seen the kid and the dog. The kid even had time to yell, "WATCH OUT!"