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My dog bit someone part 4
Old 05-12-2021, 06:31 AM
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To all who have followed my postings this far....I did get a lawyer and we will meet on Monday.

My neighbor and his law firm - where he works - has asked my insurance company for the max payout, which is $2,000. He will receive it soon.

I realized in the 2 months that have passed that there is no evidence whatsoever that my dog bit or broke his pinkie finger. Especially since his dog was going after mine like a velociraptor and is twice as big!

The neighbor is still asking for more money, and the amount being discussed is $70,000. His lawyer has said that this represents out of pocket expenses. Neighbor himself told me that he had 'good medical insurance.' I had a total knee replacement 5 years ago and the out-of-pocket was about $3,000.

I realized that I have let this neighbor steal my joy, destroy my confidence, and make me sick. My Shingles case is resolving but when I asked my doctor how I happened to get Shingles he answered, "lawyers!" I love my doctor.

If you are a praying person please pray that the $2,000 will be enough for this man (along with the cash I've already given him).


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Old 05-12-2021, 06:35 AM
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I feel so sorry for you that your awful neighbor is creating this miserable experience for you. I continue to think of you, really. Good luck and I hope a reasonable solution is forthcoming.
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You poor thing
Old 05-12-2021, 06:36 AM
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I am sorry you have this kind of neighbor and this whole situation has evolved into this dispute. I will pray that lawyer is satisfied with the $2000 and moves on to another focus in his life. I wish you the best.
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Old 05-12-2021, 06:47 AM
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I sure would make it known to the other neighbors in your area that this man looks for ways to collect money from homeowners.

I would also make it known to a few people or organizations that "he might be able to donate money to their cause, since his will have some cash" once this thing is settled. I'm sure that he would love to be contacted by numerous people/organizations seeking donations.

Seriously, you are in my prayers.
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Old 05-12-2021, 06:57 AM
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I am so sorry you have to deal with this.

Your neighbor is a greedy SOB. I do believe that the stress and agony he is putting you through will come back to him.

Iím glad you got your own lawyer.


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Thanks for the update
Old 05-12-2021, 07:05 AM
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I hope your meeting goes well on Monday.
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Old 05-12-2021, 07:08 AM
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I cannot even comprehend how that man can be so greedy and so deceptive. Iím sorry that this has happened to you.
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Old 05-12-2021, 07:15 AM
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Your neighbor is the biggest douche in the world. I am so sorry! Karma will get him eventually. I hope your meeting with the lawyer goes well and this is all resolved soon. Keep us updated
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I'm sorry
Old 05-12-2021, 07:21 AM
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that you have to endure this over an owie on a pinky. I will never understand why these things drag on and on. Hope you're grilling soon and can send some smoke his way.
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Old 05-12-2021, 07:32 AM
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This guy is exactly why we pay extra to have an umbrella liability policy that would kick in if a claim exceeds the limit of our insurance. $70k for a dog bite is ridiculous. Your neighbor is a greedy SOB which is trying to max out whatever $$ he can get. In more serious situations it can wipe out all assets, homes etc. We dont want to take that risk.


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Old 05-12-2021, 07:41 AM
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I'm so sorry this is dragging on. And I'm so glad you have a lawyer. I hope this gets settled once and for all. Once it is settled, try to just let it go. I know I would be absolutely sick over something like this. I hope it's resolved quickly.
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Old 05-12-2021, 07:43 AM
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I'm so sorry that you have to deal with this stress. Your neighbor is the kind of lawyer that gives lawyers a bad name. I hope you can find a resolution very soon.
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I will pray
Old 05-12-2021, 08:24 AM
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I don't understand how this neighbor thinks he is entitled to $70,000. I would think he has to prove injury before he is awarded anything. $2,000 is hush money. $70,000 may have to be fought for. I'm so sorry you are going through this and will pray that this guy will not get more than the $2,000 currently expected.
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Old 05-12-2021, 08:30 AM
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The whole situation makes me sick to my stomach. Your neighbor is trying to use his power as a lawyer to cash in on whatever amount of money he can secure. What an arrogant you-know-what. I believe in karma and I think he will get his due reward at some point. You donít have to answer but the other thing that crossed my mind is what do the other neighbors think and Has this happened with any other neighbor dogs?

This jerk is not going to let up based on what you have already shared with us. You have the support of your PT friends and I am guessing the support of your neighborhood community. I hope this whole situation is resolved soon for you.
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Old 05-12-2021, 08:33 AM
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The neighbor is still asking for more money, and the amount being discussed is $70,000. His lawyer has said that this represents out of pocket expenses.
This is absolutely outrageous! Your neighbor is a greedy litigious man. He's trying to get rich over a minor incident by magnifying his injury and minimizing his responsibility. Hopefully any good judge can see through his attempt to scam you. He needs a trip to Judge Judy's courtroom. She'd toss him out on his ear!


Sending prayers for a quick resolution that puts him in his place.
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Thatís a lot of money!
Old 05-12-2021, 08:57 AM
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Thatís a ridiculous amount of money to be asked to pay. I had a close family member have an accident at work due to a volatile student. The accident resulted in my FM losing the top part of their index finger. The top joint was able to be saved. However this person was out of work for 8 months, had several surgeries, and resulting PT. Not to mention the loss of ďnormal lifeĒ activities like surfing and playing the guitar, etc.

Workmans comp paid for the medical and my FM was advised to sue for the additional expenses accrued that missing a paycheck. When consulting a lawyer they were told that there is literally a price chart for body parts and each body part costs ďxĒ amount of money. My FM was awarded the amount of money for a ďpartial amputation of an index fingerĒ. I can assure you it was nowhere near $70k.

I think that the lawyer will give you good guidance and piece of mind. Hopefully this will be over soon.
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Old 05-12-2021, 10:36 AM
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I certainly hope that this issue get resolved at minimal expense to you financially and physically. He is a real jerk.
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Old 05-12-2021, 10:41 AM
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This is very sad and stressful. I would be beside myself if I were you. Sending you best wishes that your lawyer will be able to straighten things out right away! Keep us updated if you like. I know none of us can comprehend this behavior on his part.
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Old 05-12-2021, 10:47 AM
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Jackie took the words right out of my mouth. What a DB and a half.
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Old 05-12-2021, 11:12 AM
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I agree, Jackie's response... very accurate!

I'm so sorry you are dealing with this.
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Old 05-12-2021, 12:47 PM
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I'm sorry you have such a horrible neighbor. And I hope it is a resolved quickly.
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Old 05-12-2021, 01:12 PM
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Praying it goes well for you. It seems like it should be him who owes you money for mental anguish. I hope karma comes back to him.
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Old 05-12-2021, 01:35 PM
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I'd say the only reason this case has gone anywhere is that the neighbor works at a law firm (is he an attorney himself?) and doesn't have to pay the legal expenses. This type of case is generally a contingency situation and few attorneys would take it because they would likely lose money on it.

Your insurance company didn't do you a favor by not fighting the claim. At least that's my perspective.
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Outrageous
Old 05-12-2021, 01:56 PM
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I wish he could be counter-sued for your pain and suffering. I hope your lawyer is a strong advocate and he is shut down. What out-of-pocket expenses is he claiming? That sounds ridiculously high for this incident.

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Old 05-12-2021, 01:57 PM
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If he has accepted what the insurance company will pay out it seems like itís a done deal. Sounds so petty.
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Old 05-12-2021, 02:31 PM
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I agree with Irish- he's had his payday (and it doesn't sound like he was truly injured). That is so aggravating and stressful. I completely understand what you're feeling- I've been through something similar and it sucks so much. 70K?? NO freaking WAY!

I'm glad you're seeing a lawyer.
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Old 05-12-2021, 02:33 PM
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I am not at all surprised you got shingles with all the stress you’ve had over this situation. My heart goes out to you.

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The neighbor is still asking for more money, and the amount being discussed is $70,000. His lawyer has said that this represents out of pocket expenses.
No way he had $70,000 out of pocket. What a liar. Claiming that, he better be able to produce every single medical bill that shows every single penny spent on his little finger. Looks more like he whipped up a number so he can buy a new truck off the back of a widowed senior citizen. I hope your lawyer makes him cough up those medical bills.

Your neighbor is a snake.
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Old 05-12-2021, 03:31 PM
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Praying for this to be resolved with no additional expense.
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Old 05-12-2021, 03:48 PM
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Ridiculous. Outrageous. Horrible.

I wish I could write what Iím really thinking but I might get kicked off of PT!

Iím so sorry that this is being so dragged out AND so ridiculously inflated in his part.

You DID the right thing from the very start. Some times taking the high road really stinks.

Sending prayers & good thoughts.
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Old 05-12-2021, 07:22 PM
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I'm so sorry we can't all come to your neighborhood and stage a protest outside this guy's house for you. What a terrible person.

Will send you all of my good thoughts for a quick and successful (for you!) outcome.
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Old 05-13-2021, 05:13 AM
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I hope the lawyer sues them back. No chance you have any proof that the other dog charged first, do you?

I agree that this guy is a money grubbing dirtbag.

Morale of the story: Never admit guilt at the scene of an encounter.

My dd was hit by a woman who turned into her at a red light. My dd had right of way, other woman was running a red light. Other party tried to sue. Our insurance handled it and we werenít even brought in for anything. Shew!
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Old 05-13-2021, 01:35 PM
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I cannot see how in the world he could get even that with the minor injury and having insurance! This guy is a total nut case. I'm glad you are meeting with a lawyer!

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