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    My dog bit someone today



    And I thought I was a good dog-owner.

    I've owned large breed dogs for almost 2 decades. I've understood and respected their limitations and haven't put them or others in harms way. But, today I underestimated one of them and the FedEx delivery kid got bit. He's being exceptionally cool about it, but I still feel like I need to do something.

    Would sending a gift card to this particular driver be in bad taste? Or would something else be better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODB View Post


    And I thought I was a good dog-owner.

    I've owned large breed dogs for almost 2 decades. I've understood and respected their limitations and haven't put them or others in harms way. But, today I underestimated one of them and the FedEx delivery kid got bit. He's being exceptionally cool about it, but I still feel like I need to do something.

    Would sending a gift card to this particular driver be in bad taste? Or would something else be better?
    You could offer to pay his lawyer bills.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODB View Post


    And I thought I was a good dog-owner.

    I've owned large breed dogs for almost 2 decades. I've understood and respected their limitations and haven't put them or others in harms way. But, today I underestimated one of them and the FedEx delivery kid got bit. He's being exceptionally cool about it, but I still feel like I need to do something.

    Would sending a gift card to this particular driver be in bad taste? Or would something else be better?
    Call your insurance carrier and report the claim. Let them deal with it.
    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining"----Fletcher in The Outlaw Josey Wales

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    Which dog? Oh, my. That sucks. I know the feeling. In my case, though I really thought the person that got bit deserved it and I promised not to do it again. No gift card from me.

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    Legally speaking, you shouldn't send him anything in case he changes his mind and decides to press the issue. A card would be tantamount to an admission of guilt. If he's willing to let it go, then I would just leave it at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    You could offer to pay his lawyer bills.
    Just automatically assume he's in trouble with the law? I suppose he could be, working for FedEx, and all.
    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral Ackbar View Post
    Call your insurance carrier and report the claim. Let them deal with it.
    What about Worker's Comp? Doesn't that apply here?
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    Which dog? Oh, my. That sucks. I know the feeling. In my case, though I really thought the person that got bit deserved it and I promised not to do it again. No gift card from me.
    :/ Bonnie.

    haha - YOU promised not to do it again? Who'd you bite??
    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Legally speaking, you shouldn't send him anything in case he changes his mind and decides to press the issue. A card would be tantamount to an admission of guilt. If he's willing to let it go, then I would just leave it at that.
    I was wondering about that. My thoughts were to send it to him under a guise of appreciation for him from a customer. Still though, I could see the 'admission' view. Although, in reality, it is/was my fault.

    Here's the good thing. I'm in northern Idaho where old-school thinking is still prevalent. Not a lot of sue-happy mentalities up here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODB View Post
    Just automatically assume he's in trouble with the law? I suppose he could be, working for FedEx, and all.
    To sue you.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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    Bonnie. Send her to me. I'll straighten her crazy ass out.

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    Everyone stop! Here is the deal. His dog bit the guy. I am not sure what state this happened in? Looks like ID. Regardless in most states strict liability is going to apply. It is an issue of damages. Gifts etc.. not mean anything. They don't create or relieve liability. You either are or you are not. Sending him something does not prove liability. Don't mess with it.

    Call your insurance company. They will call him find out what his deal is.. try to reach a quick settlement for a release and try to end it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    To sue you.
    That escalated quickly.

    Don't they have to ask for monetary compensation first before jumping to a lawsuit?

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