I am not sure exactly how to take this story. My emotions and my intellect are conflicting on this one.
Lets start out with the story. A little minature pinscher named Fester, escaped from his owner and ran out onto the road. Fester was unfortunatley hit and killed by a man driving a Honda Civic. That man is suing the owners of Fester for the damage done to his car.
To quote my wife on this story - “Well I guess he has a right to sue as the dog was not on a leash, the inconsiderate butthead.”
This quote does explain well what I am thinking and feeling about this story. Yes the little dog was off the leash and yes he may have damaged the car, not sure how much damage a 13 pound min pin could actually cause, so the people should pay for the damages. However my heart tells me what kind of compassion does this man have that he just kills the family dog and wants $1,100 for damages to his car, time he had to take off from work, and court fees. What a nice guy?!?
He claims that pieces of the bumper flew up and stuck into the radiator which caused it to have to be replaced. Personally I would like to have some tests done because I do not believe his story. It is a 10 year old car in Minnesota! Can we say rusted out radiator and an opportunity to have someone else pay for the replacement? Pieces of the bumper flying off from hitting a 13 lb little dog - again I say prove it.
Anyway here is the story, tell me your opinion…
Driver kills dog, sues owners - Soon after a car struck and killed a dog just north of Cloquet, MN the driver added insult to the injury: He filed suit against the family for the damage done to his vehicle…No Tags