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Mowed neighbor's field edge, now she sues

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by quickmow, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. quickmow

    quickmow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    While field mowing late last summer, we were mis-advised on the property lines at customer's house and mowed their neighbor's field. Only went about 10' onto their property, but you guessed it she called her insurance co and now that want us to pay them a small fortune for what they paid her. And of course she hasn't done any replanting - cause it all grew back anyways! We are talking about small trees and grasses, weeds etc.
    I gave it to my insurance, but it still really pisses me off. She could have at least sent me a thank you card with all the money insurance paid her. Fat trip to HI
  2. LAExmark1

    LAExmark1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    thats straight up bs. period. tell her to cry more.
  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Must be one of these tree hugger nut-jobs... Thinks that every little flower and sapling should be there because mother nature made it. Well when your property is a 100% tree covered forest and has lost all it's value because of that you better not cry then.

    If she has a case against you, that's just wrong. The fact that she's already been paid for getting a few feet of her property MOWED is just nuts.
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    roundup the whole field!!!!
  5. Ooomwizard

    Ooomwizard LawnSite Senior Member
    from atlanta
    Messages: 296

    Take pictures. Right away and later. By the time a (if) court date comes around the field will be back to normal.
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    good idea!!:clapping:
  7. quickmow

    quickmow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Actually I carry a camera with me now, my insurance co said to keep it in a cooler so it doesn't fry in a hot truck. They said a lot of guys in their area are doing this. Pics is very good advice!!!
  8. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    ....and people ***** when insurance rates go through the roof. That lady should be in jail for insurance fraud.
  9. 1993lx172

    1993lx172 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,305

    Keep us posted and give any advice you can about being prepared should one of us has to go to court. Thank you and good luck
  10. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    What have I missed in your post? The title speaks of being sued. Nothing in your post speaks of any legal action on their part. The insurance company asking for money, and having a lawsuit filed in court are not the same.

    If a lawsuit was filed, what were the grounds of the lawsuit? Also, the title says "she sues." It sounds like she was given financial remedy from the insurance company. Why would she file legal action, if she already has been paid?

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