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25-02-2021, 19:29   #1
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Accident dog!

So basically I ran over family member dog big vet bill in 2000 euros plus (if he give go ahead for ct scan surgery ect)
so can he put in claim against me and do insurance company pay out on claim like this ? (more than happy if insurance pay for dog vet bill as otherwise dog might be put down if don't recover from leg damage
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25-02-2021, 20:00   #2
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The dog is essentially property and you have damaged it. As such the owner is entitled to claim against you. Given that you can't claim against yourself for your own negligence, make sure the dog does not 'belong' to you.
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25-02-2021, 20:25   #3
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The dog is essentially property and you have damaged it. As such the owner is entitled to claim against you. Given that you can't claim against yourself for your own negligence, make sure the dog does not 'belong' to you.
Surely that depends on the circumstances and location of the incident.

For instance, if you collide with a loose dog on a road, you are obliged to report the incident to AGS. This is mainly so that the owner of the dog can be traced and potentially prosecuted for allowing their dog loose! In this event (dog loose) the dog owner is liable for damage to the vehicle, not the other way round!

If the OP's incident happened in a public place, their insurer may well deny any liability.
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I agree with the above. My presumption was on the basis the OP was admitting negligent driving
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What if the dog as loose on the dog owners private property?
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if loose on the OPs property? without permission, or not with specific consent but not declined?


I had always thought to some extent that the driver of a vehicle would be more responsible for a collision with an animal, but I was told by someone more in the know about dealing with these situations (they were not in the legal profession), that they as a driver could claim or sue for damages to their property if the animal was loose in public.
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25-02-2021, 21:03   #6
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Yes, the law is probably used more against owners of livestock etc. I know it does not apply to cats for some reason - probably because they cannot be kept under control when allowed outdoors.

@OP Is there any way you could foot the bill yourself? It might well come to that if/when your insurer says no. I know you may feel responsible even if technically you may not be. Was the dog loose in a public place?
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So basically I ran over family member dog big vet bill in 2000 euros plus (if he give go ahead for ct scan surgery ect)
so can he put in claim against me and do insurance company pay out on claim like this ? (more than happy if insurance pay for dog vet bill as otherwise dog might be put down if don't recover from leg damage
Where did the incident happen? Because an animals owner is supposed to keep it under control so if in most cases you won't be responsible for the animals bills if you hit it and if your car was damaged the animals owner would be liable for your bills.
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It was on dog owner yard and basically I was completely at fault turning around dog in front of car though he was going to move he didn't!!

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Update on this dog is lot better so probably be ok walking around and all so should be ok with a bit rest
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