Who is a fault when a dog is run over by accident yet not killed?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Southeast Hoss, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Who is a fault when a dog is run over by accident yet not killed in the driveway? 2 blue heelers barking and snapping at the tire and the jaw gets crushed but dog is not killed. Shouldn't the dog be tied up? Couldn't get out of the truck b/c the 2 dogs were going to bite- customer came to van and while backing up- this happened. Any info will help-
  2. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    I'll try to help. In my state and again this is my state there are laws that require the animal's owner to keep the animals under control at all times.Tell the dog's owner to check out animal control laws in your state as well as any local municipality ordinances then get back to you . Remember if you had been bitten while being there for lawful purposes the dog's owner is liable. in my time as a ground contractor i was bitten twice by dogs and both times the dog owner had no liability insurance. Instead of turning it in on my work accident insurance and eat the deductible I handed the bill to the dog owner and said " Pay it or we go see the district judge" They paid it . In parting I said to the owner " Get someliability insurance on it or get rid of it" . They got rid of it.
  3. whatwhat

    whatwhat New Member

    I had almost the same thing happen to me. It was a non preventable.. Animals are considered out of your control. Just be sure to make a point that you tried to avoid them, but they are unpredictable.
  4. The owners were very mad and called the terminal. So I'm anxiously awaiting the outcome.
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    The owners only have themselves to be mad at ----unless you came barreling in their driveway doing 90 mph.
  6. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Most counties I've ever been in have leash laws. You let your dog run loose, you have to expect it to happen.
  7. No, was in reverse going slow and the dog was snapping/bitting at the rear tire. I guess a tooth got stuck in tread or something?
  8. Slick silver

    Slick silver Active Member

    I wouldn't worry about it. There only so much you can see in the mirror and camera. Sometimes when I'm in the country and there is a dog out with no leash at a stop, I will blare the horn and rev the motor up to make sure the dogs is away. But the worst ones are the ones that chase the truck down the drive way, just go slow and try to keep track.
  9. FedEx GT

    FedEx GT Active Member

    Owners fault 100%. The only possible issue would be if you didn't call it in for any reason. No state that I know of allows animals off leash outside of a fenced enclosure. Must be confined to at least a fence in the front yard.
  10. I called the terminal right after it happened. Then the owners called saying I ran over there dog- SMH
  11. I called terminal after it happened then the owners called terminal.
  12. TheJerk

    TheJerk Porch Pirate

    next time let yourself get bit and cash in.
  13. rod

    rod retired and happy

    There isn't any law like that where I live (maybe in the city limits) but supposedly the owners must maintain control at all times. Needless to say the dogs pretty much free range here in the country.
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I bite used to average about $3,000 in suffering ---more if it affected your sex life.
  15. LOL-
    can we use mace?
  16. BigWork13

    BigWork13 Member

    I was under the impression that it's a big "no no" to be in someone's driveway for any reason at any time.
  17. Express Courier

    Express Courier Active Member

    I guess this could come down to whether this was some rural delivery where the whole property is the driveway.
  18. FedEx GT

    FedEx GT Active Member

    I must have skimmed over that part. You being in the driveway could very well be turned on you. Considering it is on their property and we have strict guidelines not to do that. I personally would be pretty nervous. I could virtually guarantee being on the ground side that I would be losing a driver on that one.
  19. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Hit a dog on the street? Not your fault.

    Hit a dog in a driveway? Your fault.