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Complaint Review: Vojnovic's Painting, AAA Auto Insurance, Interinsurance Exchange

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  • Submitted: Wed, August 16, 2006
  • Updated: Wed, November 22, 2006

  • Reported By:South Portland Maine
Vojnovic's Painting, AAA Auto Insurance, Interinsurance Exchange
128 Sandy Hill Rd South Portland, Maine U.S.A.

Vojnovic's Painting, AAA Auto Insurance, Interinsurance Exchange Failed to take responsibility for causing my loss Ripoff South Portland Maine

*Author of original report: WOW

*Consumer Suggestion: To The Original Poster -- You Still Don't Get It.

*Consumer Suggestion: To The Original Poster -- You Still Don't Get It.

*Consumer Suggestion: To The Original Poster -- You Still Don't Get It.

*Consumer Suggestion: A new twist...

*Author of original report: "Constructive" Comments??

*Consumer Comment: Sorry about your loss...

*Consumer Suggestion: Who Allowed Your Canine To Play In The Street?

*Consumer Suggestion: Who Allowed Your Canine To Play In The Street?

*Consumer Suggestion: Who Allowed Your Canine To Play In The Street?

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On August 12, 2006, Boban Vojnovic, president of Vojnovic's Painting, struck and fatally injured my dog on a residential street in the neighborhood I unfortunately share with him. He was in his company van. Mr. Vojnovic stopped and saw what he had done to my dog, and then fled the scene. Multiple witnesses observed this. The police located him and obtained his auto insurance information, AAA insurance aka Interinsurance Exchange.

I filed a claim with AAA for the cost of my vet bill and the replacement of my dog, and this was denied stating that my dog's crossing the road negated Mr. Vojnovic's responsibility as a driver to be in control of his vehicle, and his responsibility as a human being to stop after maiming a defenseless animal. Neither AAA nor Vojnovic's Painting accepts responsibility for the horrific death of my dog and the devastating loss to my family, or the fleeing the scene of an accident. Both of these companies are morally and ethically reprehensible at best.

Tara
South Portland, Maine
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/16/2006 10:22 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Vojnovics-Painting-AAA-Auto-Insurance-Interinsurance-Exchange/South-Portland-Maine-04106/Vojnovics-Painting-AAA-Auto-Insurance-Interinsurance-Exchange-Failed-to-take-responsibi-206381. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Author of original report

WOW

AUTHOR: Tara - (U.S.A.)

To "Mike" and "sn":

At no time have I indicated that my dog was struck on purpose. The fact that she was hit on the wrong side of the road is due to the fact that the idiot driver was going too fast and was not in control of his vehicle. Not purposeful, but careless. My dog could have been one of the many young children and/or elderly folks in my neighborhood.

And as far as stopping...yes, he paused long enough to look around and see if anyone saw what he did. There are witnesses to this. He was not "looking for the owner" as he did not ask one of the witnesses if she was their dog. He then sped off. So my description of "fleeing" is entirely accurate. Anyone who "feels for the driver" does not get it.

Finally, to clarify, requesting the cost of replacing the dog was my only recourse, not that I felt she was replaceable, but in my state animals have little to no value and asking for money for her pain and suffering would not have been an option. It is hardly "frivolous", it is a legitimate insurance claim, as I was advised by my local police to file. My dog was my "property", and this man left the scene of an accident in which he damaged someone else's "property". Had he struck my car parked on the street, he would have been liable for the damages.

At any rate, the purpose of filing this report is to warn consumers that this particular "business man" has a severe lack of morals, and even though he lives on my street and got a letter from me advising that had he at least apologized I'd be able to explain it to my kids better, has never said a word to me to this day. Being that the respondents are not in the state of Maine and likely will not require this man's services, there is no need for you to provide your unwanted comments, anyway.

And again, may your pet never slip past you out the door, although it does not seem that will happen to any of you self-righteous, unsympathetic, and obviously "perfect" people. Please, unless you have something constructive to say, keep your comments to yourselves, they are of no interest to me.
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To The Original Poster -- You Still Don't Get It.

AUTHOR: S.n. - (U.S.A.)

Whether your dog was allowed outside or not, it is YOUR responsibility to keep the dog under control. It is not the responsibility of the person driving on the street. I feel for your dog. I feel for the person that hit your dog (and as the last poster stated, if it was done "on purpose" the truck wouldn't have stayed around so everyone would know who it was).
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To The Original Poster -- You Still Don't Get It.

AUTHOR: S.n. - (U.S.A.)

Whether your dog was allowed outside or not, it is YOUR responsibility to keep the dog under control. It is not the responsibility of the person driving on the street. I feel for your dog. I feel for the person that hit your dog (and as the last poster stated, if it was done "on purpose" the truck wouldn't have stayed around so everyone would know who it was).
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To The Original Poster -- You Still Don't Get It.

AUTHOR: S.n. - (U.S.A.)

Whether your dog was allowed outside or not, it is YOUR responsibility to keep the dog under control. It is not the responsibility of the person driving on the street. I feel for your dog. I feel for the person that hit your dog (and as the last poster stated, if it was done "on purpose" the truck wouldn't have stayed around so everyone would know who it was).
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A new twist...

AUTHOR: Mike - (U.S.A.)

My condolences on the loss of your dog. It's really rude and unciviized to run over someone's dog that got out into the street and not stop to apologize. Actually you say he did stop, he may have intended to find the owner but you weren't around so he left (kind of perjorative to say he "fled").

Then you sought money damages for what was clearly a frivolous case, as it was certainly your responsibility to keep the dog out of the street. That was also rude and uncivilized. Maybe that is just the "unfortunate" dynamic of the neighborhood.

Now you alledge that he may have hit your dog intentionally. Intentionally injuring someone's pet is a crime in many jurisdictions. However this isn't consistent with your first report where he stopped and let the witnesses to get a good look. Someone who was glad to have killed your dog on purpose would've just kept going.
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#6 Author of original report

"Constructive" Comments??

AUTHOR: Tara - (U.S.A.)

To "s.n."-I see on the regulations here that a comment should be "constructive". Your comment was nothing short of rude, combative, and insulting. Really, such an opinion does not belong on this type of forum for people that are intelligent. Clearly you took offense at my post, perhaps you have some animal skeletons in your closet?

The circumstances for my dog being in a very small residential street 2 doors from my home are none of your business, but rest assured she was not in the road as a result of me being "irresponsible". I am well aware of leash laws, and assume neither of the respondents have ever had an animal bolt out the front door inadvertently while people are entering, only to race after her and have some piece of garbage down the street run her down on the wrong side of the road.

Thank you for wasting your time and mine.
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#7 Consumer Comment

Sorry about your loss...

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

As a pet owner, I can fully understand the loss you feel. Pets are (or should be) treated as family. The loss of one can be a very difficult time.

Pets are entirely dependent upon you for their saftey and survival. It has been said that once you take on a pet, that pet is your responsibility for the rest of it's life. I have to agree with that.

I know it's hard to look at things differently at a time like this, but the question has to be asked- Why was your dog in the street? South Portland does have a leash law:

"The Town of Cape Elizabeth has partnered with the City of South Portland and consolidated Animal Control Units. The ACO of South Portland now patrols and responds to calls concerning animals in Cape Elizabeth. You should still call the Cape Elizabeth Police Department at 767-3323 in order to report an animal problem. The Town contracts with Avante Guard Kennels, 401 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, Me., to serve as the repository for stray and unlicensed domestic animals that are collected by the ACO. Unclaimed animals may be adopted for a nominal fee at this location. The state leash law is enforced throughout the community. All dogs must be leashed unless they are in specially marked areas. All dogs must be licensed annually at the Town Hall. License your dog during the month of January to avoid late fees."

These laws are not designed to be a nuisance. They are designed to protect both people AND pets.

Again, I am sorry for your loss. Your post indicates that you have replaced your dog. Please, please, PLEASE keep your new pet secure and safe.
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#8 Consumer Suggestion

Who Allowed Your Canine To Play In The Street?

AUTHOR: S.n. - (U.S.A.)

While I believe it is morally wrong for anyone to leave an injured animal in the street, this person is not responsible for hitting your dog ON A PUBLIC STREET. Your dog should never have been in the street in the first place. You obviously don't need to replace the dog. You show no responsiblity for the loss of this one.
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#9 Consumer Suggestion

Who Allowed Your Canine To Play In The Street?

AUTHOR: S.n. - (U.S.A.)

While I believe it is morally wrong for anyone to leave an injured animal in the street, this person is not responsible for hitting your dog ON A PUBLIC STREET. Your dog should never have been in the street in the first place. You obviously don't need to replace the dog. You show no responsiblity for the loss of this one.
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#10 Consumer Suggestion

Who Allowed Your Canine To Play In The Street?

AUTHOR: S.n. - (U.S.A.)

While I believe it is morally wrong for anyone to leave an injured animal in the street, this person is not responsible for hitting your dog ON A PUBLIC STREET. Your dog should never have been in the street in the first place. You obviously don't need to replace the dog. You show no responsiblity for the loss of this one.
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