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If your net is overhanging onto the roadway, Canada Post can use this as argument of not taking any responsibility at all. In fact, they can do the opposite and send a claim to you for damaging their truck.
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Canada Post can come to you for damages to their truck because your property is on City's property.

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stansoltz wrote:
Oct 11th, 2019 12:27 pm
This canada post driver came flying down the street, and must have been just inches from the curb, and hit my BBall net... it fell and the rim is bent and the backboard scratched. What do u think I should do - ask the driver to pay out of pocket? or report to Canada Post (insurance?) I have the name and truck # and video evidence. Only issue I see is that the net is on the lawn, right next to curb... so technically on city property... and the rim would hang about 8 inches into the road.

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Sounds like your net was illegally placed and hit a car driving down the road. You're lucky he's not coming after you for damages.
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I know someone who got a $7000 bill from a delivery companies insurance because the basketball net over hang on to the road and damaged the side if the truck, and got a fine also from the cities by-law dept in the mail also.
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Quietly walk away OP.
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You're lucky it was a Canada Post van and not a fire truck. Count your blessings that Canada Post hasn't come after you and don't let your net stick out into the road again.
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Piro21 wrote:
Oct 11th, 2019 2:51 pm
You're lucky it was a Canada Post van and not a fire truck. Count your blessings that Canada Post hasn't come after you and don't let your net stick out into the road again.

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Ha ha ha. Rofl.
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I was coming in to blame OP but see everyone else beat me to it. Face With Tears Of Joy
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Although the placement is less than ideal, I don't buy that there are any legal grounds for Canada Post or the truck driver to claim any damages.

If a car was illegally parked and you drive into it, can you claim the other car's insurance for damages? Can a car that hit the garbage bin on the curb or on the street claim damages from its owner? The answer is no.
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Jon Lai wrote:
Oct 11th, 2019 6:59 pm
Although the placement is less than ideal, I don't buy that there are any legal grounds for Canada Post or the truck driver to claim any damages.

If a car was illegally parked and you drive into it, can you claim the other car's insurance for damages? Can a car that hit the garbage bin on the curb or on the street claim damages from its owner? The answer is no.
That was also my first thought. I don't know if the net placement respects bylaws but if a car is parked on the side of the street, you can't simply ram into it and then claim damages? Was the driver really looking at the street while driving? If he didn't see a big net, what if it was a child by the side of the street?
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The net was situated on City property.
It was damaged, and damaged a vehicle in the process.Thankfully no one was injured.
File it in the, "That was a bad idea" life experience category.
Don't seek recompense. You will be sad with the outcome.
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...I'd be nervously waiting for the bill from Canada Post. They do that - I work with telecom companies who regularly bill other companies for damaging their network facilities etc. CP will have a similar process for damage to their fleet and infrastructure (mailboxes etc).
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JEDI Force wrote:
Oct 11th, 2019 7:45 pm
That was also my first thought. I don't know if the net placement respects bylaws but if a car is parked on the side of the street, you can't simply ram into it and then claim damages? Was the driver really looking at the street while driving? If he didn't see a big net, what if it was a child by the side of the street?
What if it was a parade of elephants? But it wasn’t... It was a basketball net left on city property overhanging the road.
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