Athens, GA asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Georgia

Q: Hit a free running dog and his owner wants me to pay his vet bill.

Last month my car hit a free running dog. I was driving very slow and carefully since there was a speed bump in front of me. The dog just run to my car from right upper corner. I did not realize I hit a dog until I saw he was injured in my mirror. I have a driver recorder recorded everything. In my knowledge, this is not my fault and I do not have any responsibility. However, I felt sorry so that I went to see the owner. I did not report to the police. Now the owner wants me to pay the dog's vet bill and she hired a lawyer to send me a lawyer letter. In the letter, it says that if I do not pay the money in time, they will suit me. I do not know what I should do. Is there anyone can give me some suggestion? Thanks!

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Make a copy of the letter, give it to your car insurance.

First, you are not responsible if a dog is running free. Get a copy of the borough code section and send a copy to your insurance company.

Do not speak further with the lawyer or the person.

Do not discuss this on social media.

Good luck!

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