The fill-in FedEx lady stuck her arm inside my home to place a package on the ground. My dog nipped her arm. (I have two dogs, so not sure which one it was) Am I liable for this being that I didn't invite her into my home? The Fed-Ex owners are saying that if I don't pay her medical expenses, one of my dogs will be put down.
This may be covered under your homeowners coverage so it may be best to let them handle this.
Sorry this happened . The dog was obviously defending his turf. Agree that your homeowners may pay for this however, who are the Fed Exp Owners? do you mean the company or is the agent asking for the money herself? she has workers compensation to handle any injuries she suffered on the job. Was this reported to the authorities? Did they ask for the dogs records regarding shots? What basis is there for the dog being put down ? Has he or she every bitten anyone before? These are all very important questions that need answers... just not enough information here.
You need to report this to your Homeowner's insurer. Most policies will cover it, a few exclude dog bites and certain breeds. If there is coverage your insurer will deal with it. If not then hire a local attorney. One thing is if the Fedex guy was working they have a Workers Comp claim and their people should not be bothering you. Good luck.
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Your homeowner's or renter's insurance will likely defend this case, so be sure to call them and don't discuss the case with the other side.. I lack enough information to tell you a likely outcome, but this is why you get insurance. They'll take care of the lawyers, claim, etc.
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