By JC - 19/10/2009 06:40 - United States
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He's not paying for saving the dog's life. He's paying because he's not a good defensive driver in the sense that he can't find a way to avoid hitting the dog AND another car. From the context, it seems like he was in a neighborhood, in which case, he should have been going slow enough to just stop anyway. Either way OP, you hit their car and you're at fault. You SHOULD pay for the damages. And if the dog was RIGHT in front of the car, changing direction would have taken them just as far forward as slamming on the brakes.
That's like the other day I swerved to avoid hitting a squirrel right as another squirrel ran under my tire. Except I didn't have to pay damages to the original squirrel.
...ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, I have one final thing I want you to consider. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the dead squirrel. These squirrels live in the woods. But this squirrel was on the road when he was hit by the car. Now think about it; that does not make sense! Nobody can beat mr Cochran, miss mercy esq
don't they teach people not to swerve? for exact reasons like this? what if someone had been there you dumbass, oh and PS, use your brakes, they made them for a reason
Bah, if the dog had run out in the road the best thing to do would have been hit the brakes and hope he doesn't get injured to badly. If their dog is so badly trained that it runs out into the road, they should have had it on a leash. I hate people who expect others to conform around their badly trained dogs. They're not robots, they're animals, you have to teach them how to behave.
This. One of my neighbors adopted a young Australian sheep dog a few months ago, and I nearly hit the thing twice in the span of 2 weeks. It ran out in front of cars all the time. I haven't seen it in a while, so either they keep it inside or it's dead. Most likely dead.
I have to agree. While I don't want to see a dog injured or killed, By swerving you could have hit a person or injured yourself. I know it's an instinctive reaction, but try to learn from the experience. So, FYL this time. If a dog does it once, they will probably do it again until the owners do something to fix the problem.
We tried to train our dog well to stay out of the streets. However, she didn't grasp it until she got hit. And by hit I mean she got a really bad headache. Turned her into a giant sissy about the road in front of us lol but hey, works I guess. She was fine, car was fine, driver was fine, we're all fine. And now she listens very carefully to us. It's like children.